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Coins from the Province of Caracas : 2 Reales (Peseta) - Design C, Type A : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Photographic reference

Obverse

Piece mpc2r-ca01v5 (Obverse)
Photo from piece mpc2r-ca01v5. Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries

Reverse

Piece mpc2r-ca01v5 (Reverse)
Photo from piece mpc2r-ca01v5. 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-ca011818 BS (1830)268,129Variety "a" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: Small "CARACAS".
Obverse: Waves type 4.
Reverse: Castle type 2, Lion type 2, Arches type 2
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ca01v21818 BS (1830)268,129Variety "a" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: Large "CARACAS".
Obverse: Waves type 4.
Reverse: Castle type 2, Lion type 2, Arches type 2
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ca01v31818 BS (1830)(Inc. above)Variety "c" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: "CARACAS.".
Obverse: Waves type 4.
Reverse: Castle type 2, Lion type 2, Arches type 2
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ca01v41818 BS (1830)(Inc. above)Variety "e" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: Large "CARACAS". "1819" instead of "1818".
Obverse: Waves type 4.
Reverse: Castle type 2, Lion type 2, Arches type 2
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ca01v51818 BS (1830)(Inc. above)Variety "d" according to Thomas Stohr. Minted over spanish 2 reales coins.
Obverse: Waves type 4.
Reverse: Castle type 2, Lion type 2, Arches type 2
Detail x

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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 2001-2014 (8th edition - 2014)

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