Spain 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 Reales (Counterfeit)  1772 to 1788
Spain 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 Reales (Counterfeit) 1772 to 1788

Yo Edy,

These grand old coins were minted by the New World colonies of Spain between 1772 and 1788 during the reign of Carolus (Charles) III. You will find many similar coins and, taken together, they are known as Spanish Milled Colonial Coinage.

First, the bad news for Edy. If your coin looks like our picture, and I suspect it does, since you indicate 'little or no wear,' it is a modern counterfeit coin worth zero. Genuine specimens are very hard to find. There is another fake on this CoinQuest page which is a little harder to detect.

The good news would come if your coin is genuine. See the image at the bottom of this page for a side-by-side comparison of real and fake coins.

Evaluating these coins takes a little work. Click to this CoinQuest page for pictures and evaluations.

Some close scrutiny uncovers differences between real and fake versions of this coin.

Coin: 4033 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: edy, Mon, 10-May-2010 12:11:45 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 29-Jun-2013 00:39:08 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 15-Jun-2015 17:18:22 GMT
Requester description: 1772 carolus DEI.G. 1772/ HISPANIARUM. REX. RS/8CF
Tags: spain 1 2 4 8 reales real counterfeit espana spainish hispan espanas hispanirvm spanich hispana espania espa spanish hisp espanola reale replica forger counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery fakes carolus carol dei hispaniarum rex rs cf karolus karolvs charles karol carolu charlie carolvsvidg carolvs hispanarvim hispanarvm hispanarium hispaniarvm rexm rexind rexx rexetind crown arms coat crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera coats crests insignia crested crest creast castle lion tiger shield lions cougar tigers sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields




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