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40 viewsSpanish 2 reales, 1595.paul1888
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47 viewsHAITI, Premier République. Jean Pierre Boyer. President, 1825-1843
Brass 50 Centimes (25.5mm, 4.26 g, 12h)
Contemporary counterfeit. Dated L'An 25 of the Republic (AD 1828/9)
J * BOYER * PRESIDENTE *, AN 25
Bust left
REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI */ 50 * C
Palm tree flanked by cannon and banners
KM 20a; cf. Arroyo 105 (for official issue); Lissade 96; iNumis 25, lot 1352

On 1 June 1835, local officials arrested engraver Joseph Gardner of Belleville on charges of counterfeiting. When searching his house, officials discovered dies for Spanish 8 reales in various states of completion, coining implements, a bag of gold dust, and several bags of "spurious Haytien coppers." Yet Gardner was not the only individual striking illicit Haitian coins. James Bishop of neighboring Bloomfield, New Jersey had been arrested several months before, and a third person was responsible for the issue brought to Haiti by Jeremiah Hamilton.

Today, two distinct issues of counterfeits can be identified: a group of 25 and 50 Centimes, clearly related in fabric, and two different dates of 100 Centimes. The smaller denominations are most often found lacking a silver plating, while the plating year 26 100 Centimes is fine enough to deceive the likes of NGC and Heritage. Additionally, there are a handful year 27 100 centimes overstruck on US large cents. While I have not yet found a regular strike from these dies, they are the most likely candidate for Belleville's production.
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31 viewsUNITED STATES
Brass Pistareen – 2 Reales
Uncertain illicit mint in the New York City area, copying an issue of the Lima mint
Dated 1787 (LIMA) F, though struck circa 1800-1811 or 1820-1830
• CAROLVS III DEI GRATIA •
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; 1787 below
• HISPAN • ET IND • R EX • (LIMA) • F •
Crowned coat-of-arms flanked by Pillars of Hercules entwined with banners
Kleeburg dies 87A/M2
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(n.d.) 4 Reales10 viewsn.d. 4 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Philip III (1598 - 1621)
Assayer: R (Baltasar Ramos Leceta; 1605? - 1612)
13.69 grams
Sedwick type: P40
cmcdon0923
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(n.d.) 8 Reales5 viewsn.d. 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Philip IV
Assayer: T (Juan Ximez de Tapia; 1629-31)
27.25 grams
Sedwick type: P26
cmcdon0923
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02 - 06 - Virreynato FELIPE II (1556-1598) 112 views"Macuquina del Escudo Coronado"

2 Reales de Plata
27x25 mm

Anv: PHILIPPVS · D · G · HISPANIARVM alrededor del escudo de armas coronado, entre ceca P sobre ensayador R en campo izq. y valor II en campo der.
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Rev: ET · INDIARVM · REX · alrededor del cuartelado de castillos y leones dentro de orla de ocho lóbulos.

Acuñada: 1572-1576
Ensayador: R - Alonso Rincón
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias:
mdelvalle
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03 - 06 - Virreynato FELIPE V (1700-1746) 87 views"Macuquina con PLVS VLTRA y Columnas sobre ondas de Mar"

2 Reales de Plata Ley 917
22x25 mm

Anv: PHILIPPVS V D G HISPANIARVM REX (Felipe V por la gracia de Dios rey de las Españas) la leyenda, al tratarse de una macuquina, no es visible, alrededor de la cruz de Jerusalén con castillos y leones, con 2 (valor) encima, P (ceca) en campo izq., Q (Ensayador) en campo der. y 745 (fecha) debajo.
Rev: POTOSI AÑO 1745 EL PERV La leyenda, al tratarse de una macuquina, no es visible, alrededor de las 2 columnas y entre ellas en 3 líneas valor 2 entre P (marca de la ceca) e Q (ensayador), 2ª línea PLVS VLTRA, 3ª línea 745 entre Q (ensayador) y P (ceca).

Acuñada: 1745
Ensayador: Q - Luis de Quintanilla
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC KM#29a Pag.112 - Maravedis.net #B-055-52
mdelvalle
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04 - 06 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 69 views"Macuquina con PLVS VLTRA y Columnas sobre ondas de Mar"

2 Reales de Plata Ley 917
20x22 mm

Anv: CAROLUS III D G HISPANIARVM REX (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios rey de las Españas) la leyenda, al tratarse de una macuquina, no es visible, alrededor de la cruz de Jerusalén con castillos y leones, con 2 (valor) encima, P (ceca) en campo izq., V (Ensayador) en campo der. y 767 (fecha) debajo.
Rev: POTOSI 1767 EL PERV La leyenda, al tratarse de una macuquina, no es visible, alrededor de las 2 columnas y entre ellas en 3 líneas valor 2 entre P (marca de la ceca) e V (ensayador), 2ª línea PLVS VLTRA, 3ª línea 767 entre V (ensayador) y P (ceca).

Acuñada: 1767
Ensayador: V - José de Vargas y Flores
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC KM#43 Pag.112 - Maravedis.net #B-302-8
mdelvalle
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10 - 08 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 90 viewsPieza columnaria o de "Mundos y Mares"

2 Reales de Plata ley 917
28 mm

Anv: CAR·III·D·G·HISP·ET·IND·R (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones y escusón de los Borbones, entre R y valor 2.
Rev: VTRAQUE VNUM ·PTS monograma POTOSI (ceca) ·1770·JR· (JR = ensayador ) (uno y otro son uno, refiriéndose a la unión de los 2 mundos el conocido y el nuevo, América) alrededor de 2 bolas coronadas que representan al nuevo y viejo mundo entre 2 columnas con las leyendas PLVS VLTRA

Acuñada: 1770
Ensayador: JR - José de Vargas y Flores y Raimundo de Iturriaga
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC C#11 Pag.180 - Maravedis.net #B-306-4
mdelvalle
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12 - 08 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 85 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

2 Reales de Plata Ley 917
28 mm

Anv: ·CAROLUS·III·DEI·GRATIA·1784· (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTSmonograma POTOSÍ(ceca)·2R· (Valor) P·R· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1784
Ensayador: PR- Pedro Narciso de Mazondo y Raimundo de Iturriaga.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC C#16 Pag.180 - Maravedis.net #B-313-13
mdelvalle
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12 - 12 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 132 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

8 Reales de Plata Ley 896
40 mm

Anv: ·CAROLUS·III·DEI·GRATIA·1788· (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTSmonograma POTOSÍ(ceca)·8R· (Valor) P·R· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1788
Ensayador: PR- Pedro Narciso de Mazondo y Raimundo de Iturriaga.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC KM#55 Pag.115 - Maravedis.net #B-344-17
mdelvalle
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14 - 08 - Virreynato CARLOS IV (1788 - 1808) 143 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

2 Reales de Plata Ley 896
27 mm

Anv: ·CAROLUS·IIII·DEI·GRATIA·1808· (Carlos IV por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca) ·2R· (Valor) y ·P·J· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1808
Ensayador: P J - Pedro de Mazondo y Juan Palomo Sierra.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#70 Pag.95 - Maravedis.net #B-437/42
mdelvalle
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16 - 12 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)72 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

4 Reales de Plata Ley 896
34 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1825· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca), ·4R· (valor), ·J·L· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1825
Ensayador: J L- Juan Palomo Sierra y Luis Lopez.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#88 Pag.96
mdelvalle
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16 - 12 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)104 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

8 Reales de Plata Ley 896
38 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1825· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca), ·8R· (valor), ·J·L· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1825
Ensayador: J L- Juan Palomo Sierra y Luis Lopez.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#84 Pag.96
mdelvalle
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1620 8 Reales5 views1620 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Philip III
Assayer: T (Juan Ximenez de Tapia; 1618 - 1621)
26.64 grams
Sedwick type: P21
cmcdon0923
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1658 4 Reales15 views1658 4 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Philip IV
Assayer: E (Antonio de Ergueta)
13.42 grams
Sedwick type: P15
cmcdon0923
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1661 8 Reales10 views1661 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Philip IV
Assayer: E (Antonio de Ergueta)
21.43 grams
Sedwick type: P37a
cmcdon0923
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1666 8 Reales10 views1666 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Charles II
Assayer: E (Antonio de Ergueta)
24.75 grams
Sedwick type: P37a
cmcdon0923
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1667 8 Reales7 views1667 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: E (Antonio de Ergueta)
25.72 grams
Sedwick type: P37a
cmcdon0923
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1671/0 8 Reales8 views1671/0 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: E (Antonio de Ergueta)
27.69 grams
Sedwick type: P37b
The date under the cross clearly shows the 1/0 overdate
cmcdon0923
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1675 8 Reales5 views1675 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: E (Antonio de Ergueta)
27.32 grams
Sedwick type: P37b
cmcdon0923
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1681 8 Reales6 views1681 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: V (Pedo de Villar)
27.94 grams
Sedwick type: P39
cmcdon0923
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1686 2 Reales2 views1686 2 Reales
Lima, Peru
King Carlos II
Assayer: R (Miguel de Rojas Paramo)
7.38 grams
Sedwick type: L7
cmcdon0923
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1686 8 Reales11 views1686 8 Reales
Lima, Peru
King Carlos II
Assayer: R (Miguel de Rojas Paramo)
27.62 grams
Sedwick type: L7
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1687 8 Reales13 views1687 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: VR (Pedro de Villar)
27.92 grams
Sedwick type: P40
cmcdon0923
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1691 2 Reales11 views1691 2 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: VR (Pedro de Villar)
6.40 grams
Sedwick type: P40
cmcdon0923
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1694 8 Reales13 views1694 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: VR (Pedro de Villar)
26.59 grams
Sedwick type: P40
cmcdon0923
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1694 8 Reales8 views1694 8 Reales
Lima, Peru
King Carlos II
Assayer: M (Felix Cristobal Cano Melgarejo - 1694 only)
27.14 grams
Sedwick type: L11
cmcdon0923
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1695 8 Reales12 views1695 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: VR (Pedro de Villar)
27.64 grams
Sedwick type: P40
cmcdon0923
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1697 8 Reales8 views1697 8 Reales
Lima, Peru
King Carlos II
Assayer: H (Francisco Hurtado)
26.53 grams
Sedwick type: L13
The date under the cross appears to exhibit a 7/6 overdate.
cmcdon0923
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1697 8 Reales8 views1697 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: VR (Pedro de Villar)
25.93 grams
Sedwick type: P40
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1698 4 Reales9 views1698 4 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: F (Tomas Fernandez de Ocana)
13.21 grams
Sedwick type: P42
cmcdon0923
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1699 8 Reales24 views1699 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: F (Tomas Fernandez de Ocana)
24.00 grams
Sedwick type: P42
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1737 2 Reales220 viewsSpain, Philippus V.
1737 jf Silver 2 Reales. VF-XF spot on obv.

1737
HISPANIARUM REX
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1737 2 Reales148 viewsSpain, Philippus V.
1737 jf Silver 2 Reales. VF-XF spot on obv.

PHILIPPUS V D G
R II
M JF
(seperated by coat of arms)
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1737 2 Reales154 viewsSpain, Philippus V.
1737 jf Silver 2 Reales. VF-XF spot on obv.

1737
HISPANIARUM REX

PHILIPPUS V D G
R II
M JF
(seperated by coat of arms)
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1737 2 Reales.79 views---
Spain, Philippus V.
1737 jf Silver 2 Reales. VF-XF.

1737
HISPANIARUM REX
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1737 2 Reales.80 views---
Spain, Philippus V.
1737 jf Silver 2 Reales. VF-XF.

1737
HISPANIARUM REX
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1762 Mo 2 Reales125 views1762 Mo 2 Reales, Charles III.
Obverse scratch.
obv:
VTRA QUE VNUM
+Mo+1762+M+
rev:
R 2
+CAR.III.D.G.HISP. ET IND.R +

Weight: 6.5 Grams
Size: 27 mm
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1762 Mo 2 Reales 78 views1762 Mo 2 Reales, Charles III.
obv:
VTRA QUE VNUM
+Mo+1762+M+
rev:
R 2
+CAR.III.D.G.HISP. ET IND.R +

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1775 Potosi, 1788 Mexico City, 1779 Lima - 2 Reales - obverse80 views1775 Potosi, Bolivia - Two Reales
1788 Mexico City - Two Reales
1779 Lima, Peru - Two Reales
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1775 Potosi, 1788 Mexico City, 1779 Lima - 2 Reales - reverse88 views1775 Potosi, Bolivia - Two Reales
1788 Mexico City - Two Reales
1779 Lima, Peru - Two Reales
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1787 Mo 8 Reales76 viewsSpanish Empire, coins of the Spanish Main.
Mexico City Mint - Silver Eight Reales
1787
King Charles III

Weight: 26.5 Grams
Size: 42 mm
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1795- MoFM Mexico Spanish Colonial 8 Reales of Charles IIII - [KM-109 -- Charles IIII]63 viewsChopmarked, 0.7797 ounce silver 8 Reales (also known as the pillar dollar), 26.65g, 39.62mm, 0 degree, Mexico City, Mexico Mint [Mo -- small 'o' set over a large 'M'], 179[5]

Obv. - • CAROLUS IIII • DEI • GR[ATIA] •, laureate bust of Charles IIII right

Rev. - • HISPAN • ET IND • REX • Mo • 8R • F • M •, coat of arms of Spain

This coin was sold as a 1794 chopmarked 8 Reale. Upon inspection in hand under high magnification and different lighting conditions, as well as inspection of large, quality pictures on the computer allowing for color/contrast/levels manipulation, and I have determined this coin to actually be from 1795. The '5', although extremely worn is visible under the correct conditions and comparisons of the worn number morphology to other 179x coins lends credence to this finding.

The reverse is just as interesting and challenging. Although the mintmark is almost completely worn off, the assayer of FM ensures that the coin is of Mexico City, Mexico mintmark.

The coat of arms of Spain, a crown crown flanked by columns and a middle shield includes the national motto PLVS VLTRA spread across the two columns. PLVS VLTRA (PLUS ULTRA) translates to "further beyond." It is adopted from the personal motto of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (and King of Spain as Charles I) and is a Latin translation from Plus Oultre, his original motto in Old French.

A great website for helping to attribute these coins and a breakdown of the legend components can be found here: http://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins?main_coin=2334

Reading on different chopmarks can be found here: http://www.1messydesk.com/chopmarks/chopmarks.html

Although this coin is quite worn in certain areas, it has a lovely tone and great character. The numerous different chopmarks just add to the appeal. This coins was bought as a conversation piece as I have always found them interesting, albeit with knowing next to nothing concerning them. However, after doing some research, I have come to appreciate it much more and may follow suite with further additions. In any case, I plan on further reading into the subject area.
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Purchased from Regal Coin Exchange in Savannah, GA
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1800 - Mo - F M - Spanish Empire, Silver half-real - Mexico City Mint62 viewsSpanish Empire, Coins of the Spanish Main.
Silver Half Reale ( 1/2 Real ) coin of the Spanish Main, struck at the Mexico City Mint in 1800.
King Charles IIII of Spain.

obv: . CAROLUS . IIII . DEI. GRATIA. 1800 - Laureate bust of King Charles IIII facing right.

rev: .HISPAN.ET IND.R.Mo.F.M. - Spanish coat of arms surmounted by crown. Pillar on each side with banners wrapped around each one that together read: ' PLUS ' ' ULTRA ' .

Weight: 1.574 Grams
Size: 18-19 mm
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1804 GEORGE III AR BANK OF ENGLAND DOLLAR 47 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX. Laureate and draped bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BANK OF ENGLAND 1804. Britannia, seated left, holding a branch and spear, her left arm resting on a shield which in turn rests on a cornucopia, a beehive is in the background to the left; all within a garter inscribed FIVE SHILLINGS DOLLAR. The garter is surmounted by a castellated "crown" of five circular stone turrets.
On this coin there are enough traces of the host coin discernible on the reverse, near the edge between 'BANK' and 'OF', and on the obverse below the bust to make an accurate identification of the undertype possible. It was overstruck on a Spanish Colonial 8 Reales minted at Potosi in Bolivia which bore the date 1806.
Spink 3768; Obverse die A, Reverse die 2
Diameter: 41mm | Weight: 26.7gms | Die Axis: 11
SPINK: 3768

This portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810), this is marked by C. H. K. in raised letters on the truncation at the king's shoulder. The reverse, which was also designed by Kuchler has the raised initial K in the triangular space between the shield, cornucopia, and Britannia's dress. Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.

Note on George III Bank of England Silver Dollars
Although George III reigned for sixty years from 1760 to 1820, the only crowns issued were in the last three years of his reign, apart from these Bank of England dollars issued as an emergency measure.
There had been a persistent shortage of silver coins throughout most of George's reign, and the Bank of England attempted to alleviate this by counter-marking Spanish colonial 8-Reale pieces (the “pieces of eight” of pirate legend) with a punch bearing the head of George III. When this counter-mark was enthusiastically counterfeited, the bank resorted to counter-stamping the entire coin. Most survivors were struck on Mexican or Peruvian 8-Reale pieces, though a few have been found to be struck on issues from Spain proper. Although these Bank of England dollars are all dated 1804, they were issued every year until 1811, and occasionally the dates of Spanish 8 Reales minted after 1804 can be discerned on them. In 1811, to take account of the increase in the value of silver, the Bank of England dollar coins were revalued at 5s6d and they stayed at this value until they were withdrawn from circulation in 1817, by which time a massive silver re-coinage was being undertaken.
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BOLIVIA - Charles III160 viewsBOLIVIA - Charles III (1759-1788) AR 2 Reales, 1775. Obv.: Bust right; CAROLUS . III . DEI .GRATIA .1775.. Rev: Crowned arms of Spain; . HISPAN . ETIND . REX . PTS . 2R . JR . On reverse, the PTS part of the inscription is printed each letter over the other; POTOSI mintmark. Reference: KM-53.1 commentsdpaul7
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BRAZIL - 960 Reis48 viewsBRAZIL - Joao, Prince Regent (1799-1818) AR 960 Reis, dated 1817. B mintmark. These were overstruck on other coins, notably Mexican 8 Reales. Traces of the original coin can still be seen! Reference: KM#307.1.dpaul7
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CENTRAL AMERICAN REPUBLIC51 viewsCENTRAL AMERICAN REPUBLIC - 1831 AR 2 Reales. KM #9.3.1 commentsdpaul7
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Charles III (1716 -1788 A.D.)33 viewsSpain 8 Reales
Mexico Mint
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Charles III (1759 - 1788)15 views8 Reales, 1783, Mexico City, 39mm, 19.30g, 0°, From the wreck of El Cazador (1784).
Obv: CAROLUS III DEI GRATIA 1783. Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: HISPAN ET IND REX M 8 R F M. Crowned Spanish arms between the Pillars of Hercules adorned with PLVS VLTRA motto.
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Colonial Mexico, Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, 1808 - 1833 A.D., 1821 D CG 8R54 viewsSilver 8 reales, KM 111.2, aVF, areas of pitting, Durango mint, weight 26.755g, maximum diameter 38.6mm, die axis 0o, 1821 A.D.; obverse •FERDIN • VII • DEI • GRATIA •, laureate and draped bust of Ferdinand right, date 1821 below; reverse • HISPAN • ET IND • REX • D • 8R • C • G •, crowned Spanish coat of arms, flanked by pillars of Hercules draped with banner reading "PLVS VLTRA;" ex FORVM.

The Spanish dollar (also known as the piece of eight, the real de a ocho or the eight-real coin) is a silver coin, of approximately 50mm Ø, worth eight reales, that was minted in the Spanish Empire after a Spanish currency reform in 1497. Its purpose was to correspond to the German thaler. It was the coin upon which the US dollar was based, and it remained legal tender in the United States until the Coinage Act of 1857 discontinued the practice. Because it was widely used in Europe, the Americas, and the Far East, it became the first world currency by the late 18th century. Many existing currencies, such as the Canadian dollar, United States dollar, and the Chinese yuan, as well as currencies in Latin America and the Philippine peso, were initially based on the Spanish dollar and other 8-reales coins.
Silver 8 real coin of Ferdinand VII of Spain, 1821

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Ferdinand & Isabella (1469 - 1504) 34 viewsSPAIN Castile & Leon (Castilla y Leon)
AR 2 Reales
FERDANDVS : ET : HELISABET : D :
Crowned shield of arms breaking inner beaded circle.
+ : REX : ET REGINA : CAST : LEGIO : ARAGON
Bow and arrows within beaded inner circle
Granada Mint.
29mm
6.80g.
Cayon 2622
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Germany, Nurnberg- silver ducat klippe, 165031 viewsThis is one of my favorite non-gold holeys. I had long wanted a klippe and I still want more, but they aren't always cheap. I traded a high grade (unholed) Spanish colonial 2-reales piece for this one, and have been very happy with the swap. You've got to love the little boy with a stick horse. When I saw the design, I simply HAD to have this. lordmarcovan
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MEXICO - 8 Reales59 viewsMEXICO - Silver 8 Reales, 1739, Mexico City mint. Obv.: Crowned globes between crowned and ribboned pillars of Hercules, PLUS VLTRA on ribbons. *UTRAQUE VNUM * 1739 and Mexico City mintmarks each side of date. Rev.: Crowned arms of Spain; PHILIP.V.D.G.HISPAN.ET IND.REX*

*NOTE: The rough appearance is due to seawater. This piece was recovered from the Dutch East Indiaman "Hollandia", which sank off the Isles of Scilly on her maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Batavia in July 1743 with the loss of all hands. She was carrying a cargo of silver for trading in the Far East. Her displacement was approximately 700 tons, her length 150 feet, she carried about 40 guns. The wreck was discovered by divers in September, 1971.
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MEXICO - 8 Reales40 viewsMEXICO - AR 8 Reales, 1893. Dunrango mint. KM#377.4dpaul7
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MEXICO - 8 Reales42 viewsMEXICO - Ar 8 Reales, 1893, Chihuahua Mint. Obv.: Radianit liberty cap; *8R . Ca. 1893 . M. M. 10 Ds . 20 Cs. Rev.: Eagle with snake on cactus; REPUBLICA MEXICANA. Reference: KM-377.2dpaul7
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MEXICO - Charles III31 viewsMEXICO - Charles III (1759-1788) AR 2 Reales. "Pillar" Type. Dated 1771. Mexico City Mint. KM#87.dpaul7
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MEXICO - Republic29 viewsMEXICO - Republic, AR 8 Reales, 1832, Zacatecas mint. Obv.: Radiant Liberty cap, date & mintmark, assayers initials and value below. Rev.: REPUBLICA MEXICANA over eagle with snake, on cactus. Reference: KM#377.13.dpaul7
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OAXACA - War of Independence Issue36 viewsOAXACA - War of Independence Issue Cu 8 Reales, 1813. KM #234. These are difficult to find in really nice condition! dpaul7
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PERU - Charles IV45 viewsPERU - Charles IV (1788-1808) AR 2 Reales, dated 1800. Lima mint. KM#95. dpaul7
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POST MEDIEVAL, Bolivia, Charles II of Spain, AR 8 reales58 views- 8 reales, Charles II, 1690, Potosi, Bolivie, (Argent)Roger D2
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POST MEDIEVAL, Bolivia, Philippe II of Spain, Four Reales28 views- 4 réales, Philippe II, Potosi (Bolivie), 1555-1598 (Argent) bgaut
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POST MEDIEVAL, Mexico, Philip IV of Spain, 1621 - 1665, AR Four Réales 34 views- 4 réales, Philippe IV, Mexique 1621-1665 (Argent)bgaut
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SPAIN46 viewsAR 4 Reales. Charles III. Potosi 1768. Assayer JR.benito
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SPAIN - Charles III94 viewsSPAIN - Charles III (1759-1788) SIlver 2 Reales, 1788. Madrid mint.
Obv.: CAROLVS III D. G. around bust right; date 1788 below bust.
Rev.: Crowned arms of Spain, flanked by 2 - R; Crowned M - M. HISPANIARVM REX.
Reference: KM-38.1
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SPAIN - Charles IV93 viewsSPAIN -- Charles IV (1788-1808) AR 2 Reales, Segovia Mint. C#69.2.dpaul7
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SPAIN - FERDINAND VI167 viewsFerdinand VI (1746-1759). 1759 2 Reales, Silver. KM-386.2. dpaul7
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SPAIN - Jose Napoleon79 viewsSPAIN - Jose Napoleon (1808-1813) AR 4 Reales, 1811. Obv.: Bust left, .IOSEPH.NAP. DEI.GRATIA. 1811. Reverse: Crowned arms (with French eagle centered), HISPANIARUM ET IND. REX. (crowned)M . A.I. Madrid mint. Reference: KM#540.1dpaul7
     
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