2 Pesetas - Provisional Government

2 Pesetas - Provisional Government -  obverse2 Pesetas - Provisional Government -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Spain
Period Provisional Government (1868-1871)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1869-1870
Value 2 Pesetas (2 ESP)
Currency Peseta (1868-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 20 February 1939
Number N# 4010
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 654
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Reclining Hispania between Pyrenees and Gibraltar above date. Actual date of minting is in the stars.

Lettering:
*ESPAÑA*
18 75
L·M·
1870

Translation:
Spain
18 75
L·M·
1870

Engraver: Luis Marchionni Hombron

Luis Marchionni Hombron (1815, Paris - 1894, Madrid) was an engraver who worked at the Madrid Mint during the period between the last years of the reign of Isabel II and the first years of the reign of Alfonso XII.

Reverse

Crowned arms, pillars, value below

Lettering:
100 PIEZAS EN KILOGRAMO
D·E· 2 PESETAS ·M·
PLUS ULTRA

Translation:
100 pieces in a Kilogram
D·E· 2 Pesetas·M·
Beyond

Engraver: Luis Marchionni Hombron

Luis Marchionni Hombron (1815, Paris - 1894, Madrid) was an engraver who worked at the Madrid Mint during the period between the last years of the reign of Isabel II and the first years of the reign of Alfonso XII.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda), Madrid, Spain (1591-date)
Mintmark of Royal Mint of Spain

Comments

The design is based on coins of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.
Dubious authenticity of coins with 68 in the star.
Mint official's initials:
S(D.Alvarez), N(R.Narvaez), M(A.Mendoza)
or D(E.Diaz), E(J.Escosura), M(A.Mendoza)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
 ?  $ 5.48 $ 11 5% Exact year unknown
1869 SNM 4% *1868, dubious authenticity
1869 SNM 3 269 853 $ 7.91 $ 8.43 $ 12 22% *1869,Cal#5
1870 DEM 11 879 646 $ 2.26 $ 6.37 $ 10 $ 21 40% *1873,Cal#9
1870 DEM 14 892 932 $ 9.18 $ 9.04 $ 10 $ 11 $ 18 45% *1874,Cal#10
1870 DEM 4 996 834 $ 7.91 $ 11 14% *1875,Cal#12
1870 SNM 1 503 872 $ 9.04 $ 9.04 $ 11 $ 14 19% *1870,Cal#6

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