1 Real - Carlos II

1 Real - Carlos II -  obverse1 Real - Carlos II -  reverse

© Banco de Mexico

Features

Issuer Mexico
King Charles II (1665-1700)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1668-1692 (1668-1699)
Value 1 Real (1)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.931)
Weight 3.3799 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Cob
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 57643
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 29
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

Legend and date around crowned arms

Lettering: CAROLVS II DEI G

Translation: Carlos 2nd by the grace of God

Reverse

Spain arms with cross with lions and castles.

Comments

Arms shields and legends never complete as the silver was weighted to the needed amount and then struck; this meant that some cobs are thicker than others, so the space for the sides to appear isn't enough to fit the complete dies.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1668 G
ND (1668-1699)  Date off flan.
1688 L
1692 L

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