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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
Last review by CoinQuest: 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 counterfeit espana spainish hispanarvim hispan espanas hispanarvm hispaniarum hispanirvm spanich hispanarium hispana espania espa spanish hisp espanola hispa spai hispaniarvm real reale replica forger counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery fakes carolus charles dei god rex karolus karolvs carlos carol karol carl carlovs carlosi karl carlo carlvs charlie carolvs gods goddess deus deum deity godess devm deo dom divine dios crown arms shield crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon castle lion tiger lions cougar tigers

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