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2 Reales "Macuquinas" Royalist/Republican coinage

Features

Country Caracas
(Venezuelan provinces)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1802-1830
Value 2 Reales (2)
Currency Real (1802-1830)
Composition Silver (variable)
Diameter 26 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References C# 13
Coins of the World, 1750-1850
by William D. Craig
(Whitman Publishing)

Obverse

Crowned pillars with horizontal lines, value at top, then motto, date and initials. It is not clear how the date system was used, but it might be a day system counting from independence, but no official data is available.

Lettering:
L 2 M
PLV SVL TRA
L 317 M

Translation:
2 Reales LM
Further beyond
317 LM

Reverse

Cross divides lions and castles. With value at top and bottom and initials at sides.

Lettering:
2
L M
2

Translation:
2 Reales
LM
2 Reales

Comments

"Macuquinas" coins are considered both Royalist and Republican, because of the nature of the coins it is hard to determine which side the mint was on; or if they at some point changed alignments.

Silver fineness varies from 0.200 to 0.650.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1802-1830) 142 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 152 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 172 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 174 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 1816 C#13.2
ND (1802-1830) 1817 C#13.2
ND (1802-1830) 182 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 183 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 184 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 186 C#13.2
ND (1802-1830) 281 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 471 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 741 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 751 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 781 C#13.1
ND (1802-1830) 816 C#13.2
ND (1802-1830) 817 C#13.2

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