½ Real - Fernando VII Royalist coinage


Country Guayana
(Venezuelan provinces)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1813-1817
Value 1/2 Real (1/2)
Currency Real (1813-1817)
Composition Copper
Diameter 26 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References C# 41
Coins of the World, 1750-1850
by William D. Craig
(Whitman Publishing)


Castle at center. With value at left and legend around.


Guyana Province
1/2 Real


Rampant lion left. With date and King's name around.

Lettering: F • VII • AÑO DE 1813

Translation: Fernando 7th. Year of 1813.


C#41.1 - Solid lion and castle. Large flan 26.1-30mm. Varieties exist with outlines castle and lion.
C#41.2 - Small flan 22-26mm. Due to this reduction in size the dates are often out off flan.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1813  C#41.1
1814  C#41.1
1814  C#41.2
ND (1814-1817)  C#41.2 Date off flan.
1815  C#41.2
1816  C#41.2
1817  C#41.2

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½ Real - Fernando VII (Royalist coinage)