2 Reales - Fernando VII Durango - Royalist Coinage

Features

Issuer Mexico
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1811-1812
Value 2 Reales
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 6.77 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 74788
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 92.2
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Armored bust right.

Lettering:
FERDIN * VII * DEI * GRATIA
•1811•

Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God

Reverse

Crowned arms shield flanked by columns. Legend varies depending on type.

Lettering:
MON PROV DE DURANGO D 2R RM

-or-

HISPAN ET IND REX D 2R RM

Translation:
Provisional coin of Durango, Durango 2 Reales RM
-or-
King of Spain and the Indies, Durango 2 Reales RM

Comments

Although similar in design to KM#92, these .2 and .3 coins were made by Loyalists in their region to show support for the Crown. So the design is but a mere copy of the Mexico City one.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1811 D RM KM#92.2 PROV legend
1812 D RM KM#92.3 HISP legend

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