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Coins from the Province of Caracas : 2 Reales : 1821 BS : Design B, Type A

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Photographic reference

Obverse

Piece mpc2r-ba05v4 (Obverse)
Photo from piece mpc2r-ba05v4. Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries

Reverse

Piece mpc2r-ba05v4 (Reverse)
Photo from piece mpc2r-ba05v4. Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries

Characteristics

  • Date: 1821 BS
  • General: Circular shape.
  • Obverse: Dentacles beading with no rim. Two pillars of Hercules with capitals on the top, both pillars are cut by three horizontal lines, providing three rows of legends in three parts. In the center of the first row appears "2", in the second row appers "PLV", "SVL" and "TRA"; in the third row appears "B.", year and "S." (B.S. means the engraver Bartolomé Salinas). In the bottom appears "CARACAS" and below some wavelines which represents the sea.
  • Reverse: Dentacles beading with no rim. Allegorical spanish arms created by Jerusalem potent cross, which lions and castles appear alternately inside each cuadrant. Each quadrant is closed by arcs. On the left and right of the cross, appears "F" and "7", meaning Ferdinand VII. In the top and bottom of the cross appears "2".
  • Common name: Morillera
  • Circulation: This was a royalist coinage.

Issues

SCWC Piece Code Date Mintage Note
C6.1mpc2r-ba051821 BS110,000Variety "e" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: Inverted "1".
Obverse: Waves type 7.
Reverse: Castle type 2, Lion type 3, Arches type 2
Detail x
C6.2mpc2r-ba05v21821 BS(Inc. above)Variety "d" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: without "A" in "PLV-SVL-TRA". Reverse: Lion/Castle transposed.
Obverse: Waves type 7.
Reverse: Castle type 2, Lion type 3, Arches type 5
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba05v31821 BS(Inc. above)Variety "b" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: "CARCAS" instead of "CARACAS". Inverted "1". Reverse: Lion/Castle transposed.
Obverse: Waves type 7.
Reverse: Castle type 2, Lion type 3, Arches type 5
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba05v41821 BS(Inc. above)Variety "c" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: Small "s" in "CARACAS". Inverted "1". Reverse: Lion/Castle transposed.
Obverse: Waves type 7.
Reverse: Castle type 2, Lion type 3, Arches type 5
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba05v51821 BS(Inc. above)Variety "a" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: Inverted "1". Reverse: Lion/Castle transposed.
Obverse: Waves type 7.
Reverse: Castle type 2, Lion type 3, Arches type 5
Detail x

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