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Obverse
Piece mpc2r-ca01v2 (Obverse)
Photo from piece mpc2r-ca01v2: Coin from the Province of Caracas. 2 Reales. Design C, Type A. Date 1818 BS (1830). Variety #2
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries
Reverse
Piece mpc2r-ca01v2 (Reverse)
Photo from piece mpc2r-ca01v2: Coin from the Province of Caracas. 2 Reales. Design C, Type A. Date 1818 BS (1830). Variety #2
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: mpc2r-ca
  • 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. At left and right of the cross appears a star. In the top and bottom of the cross appears "2".
  • Circulation: Coinage under Gran Colombia.
  • Composition: Silver
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Issues
SCWC Piece Code Date Mintage
Note
C36mpc2r-ca01 Entry with photo1818 BS (1830)268,129
Variety "a" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: Small "CARACAS".
Waves #4
Castle #2
Lion #2
Arches #2
N/Lmpc2r-ca01v2 Entry with photo1818 BS (1830)268,129
Variety "a" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: Large "CARACAS".
Waves #4
Castle #2
Lion #2
Arches #2
N/Lmpc2r-ca01v3 Entry with photo1818 BS (1830)(Inc. above)
Variety "c" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: "CARACAS.".
Waves #4
Castle #2
Lion #2
Arches #2
N/Lmpc2r-ca01v4 Entry with photo1818 BS (1830)(Inc. above)
Variety "e" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: Large "CARACAS". "1819" instead of "1818".
Waves #4
Castle #2
Lion #2
Arches #2
N/Lmpc2r-ca01v5 Entry with photo1818 BS (1830)(Inc. above)
Variety "d" according to Thomas Stohr. Minted over spanish 2 reales coins.
Waves #4
Castle #2
Lion #2
Arches #2
Legend
Piece information
No change
Unconfirmed (C)
Added recently (N)
Deprecated (E)
Updated (A)
Unverified (V)
In revision (R)

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N/L Not Listed in Standard Catalog of World Coin (SCWC)
XX.XXX.XXX ? Estimated amount, not confirmed
NOTE: The piece identification from the Standard Catalog of World Coin (SCWC) used in this website is updated to: 1801-1900 (7th edition - 2013), 1901-2000 (40th edition - 2013) and 2001-2019 (13th edition - 2019)
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