Venezuela Caracas 1, 2, and 4 Reales 1817 to 1821
The city and surrounding province of Caracas in Venezuela minted their own coins during the early 1800s. Pace's coin is from the royalists who were loyal to Spain during the Caracas rebellion of 1810. The 2 reales denomination is much more prevalent than the 1 or 4 reales which have the same pattern (shown in picture) but are of different sizes.
Approximate catalog values are shown below. Coins must be problem-free to meet these values. Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.
1 REAL (20 mm diameter)
worn: $400 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $900
well preserved: $2500
1 real dated 1817 are very rare, worth much more than these values shown
2 REALES (25 mm diameter)
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $200
2 reales dated 1817 are worth twice these values
4 REALES (30 mm diameter)
average circulated: $1500
well preserved: $3000
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Pace, Wed, 18-Apr-2012 07:49:10 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 07-Dec-2013 01:32:35 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 11-Dec-2015 15:00:47 GMT
Requester description: 1818 On one side there are 2 pillars off centre.First line has PLV(PILLAR)SVL (PILLAR)TR.Next line has B. (PILLAR)1818 (PILLAR) S.UNDER pillars the word CARACAS under this are 3 waveylines. At top and between pillars 2.Back of coin cross with castle on bottom left and top right lion on bottom right and top left. Cross closed with half circles on all corners.Across cross arms F (on left) 7 (on right). Top of cross 2 bottom of cross 2.
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