COIN CODE: AR-100, AR-110

SPANISH KING: Fernando VII
PERIOD: 1813 – 1815
MADE OF: Silver
CURRENCY VALUES: It seems to be ½, 1 or 2 Real

 016

 

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017

DESCRIPTION:
Circular coins, Coins for “Provincias del Rio de la Plata” (now Argentina) the currency values 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Real.

Front:

The edge bears the inscription EN UNION Y LIBERTAD and the year. At the center two hands holding the “Goro Frigio”, next to it the currency value at the right the superimposed monogram of Potosi (PTS).

Back:

The edge bears the inscription PROVINCIAS DEL RIO DE LA PLATA. At the center the sun with a face.

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COIN CODE: AR-070, AR-080, AR-90

SPANISH KING: Fernando VII
PERIOD: 1808 – 1825
MADE OF: Silver
CURRENCY VALUES: It seems to be ½, 1 or 2 Real

011 

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012

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015

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DESCRIPTION:
Circular coins, the currency values 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Real.

Front:

The edge bears the inscription FERDIN VII DEI GRATIA and the year. At the center the face of the king seeing at the right side.

Back:

The edge bears the inscription HISPAN ET IND REX. At the center the Spanish crowned shield, at the left initials of the person who coined it, and a superimposed monogram of Potosi (PTS).

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COIN CODE: AR-030, AR-40, AR-50, AR-60

SPANISH KING: Carolus IIII
PERIOD: 1791 – 1809
MADE OF: Silver
CURRENCY VALUES: It seems to be 1/2, 1 or 2 Real 

007

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008

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009

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010

DESCRIPTION:
Circular coins, the currency values 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Real.

Front:

The edge bears the inscription CAROLUS IIII DEI GRATIA and the year. At the center the face of the king seeing at the right side.

 Back:

The edge bears the inscription HISPAN ET IND REX. At the center the Spanish crowned shield, at the left initials of the person who coined it, the currency value, and a superimposed monogram of Potosi (PTS).

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COIN CODE: AR-020

SPANISH KING: Carolus IIII
PERIOD: 1791 – 1809
MADE OF: Silver
CURRENCY VALUES: 2 Real 

 006

DESCRIPTION:
Circular coins, the currency values 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Real.

Front:

The edge bears the inscription CAROLUS IIII DEI GRATIA and the year. At the center the face of the king seeing at the right side.

Back:

The edge bears the inscription HISPAN ET IND REX. At the center the Spanish crowned shield, at the left initials of the person who coined it, the currency value, and a monogram, seems to be from Mexico.

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COIN CODE: AR-015

SPANISH KING: Carolus III
PERIOD: 1773 – 1791
MADE OF: Silver
CURRENCY VALUES: 2 Real 

 014

DESCRIPTION:
Circular coins, the currency values 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Real.

Front:

The edge bears the inscription CAROLUS III DEI GRATIA and the year. At the center the face of the king seeing at the right side.

Back:

The edge bears the inscription HISPAN ET IND REX. At the center the Spanish crowned shield, at the left initials of the person who coined it, the currency value, and a superimposed monograms of Potosi (PTS).

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COIN CODE: AR-013

SPANISH KING: Carolus III
PERIOD: 1767 – 1773
MADE OF: Silver
CURRENCY VALUES: 2 Real 

 

013 

DESCRIPTION:
Coins also known as “Worlds and seas”, circular coins, the currency values 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Real.

Front:

The edge bears the inscription VTRA QUE VNUM, the date and two superimposed monograms of Potosi (PTS). At the center crowned worlds in the middle of two columns.

Back:

The edge bears the inscription CAROLUS III D.G. HISPAN E.T. IND. REX. At the center the Spanish crowned shield, at the right initials of the person who coined it, next to the shield the currency value, and a superimposed monograms of Potosi (PTS).

 

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COIN CODE: AR-010

SPANISH KING: Carolus III
PERIOD: 1767 – 1773
MADE OF: Silver
CURRENCY VALUES: It seems to be 1 or 1/2 Real 

005 

DESCRIPTION:
Coins also known as “Worlds and seas”, circular coins, the currency values 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Real.

Front:

The edge bears the inscription VTRA QUE VNUM, the date and two superimposed monograms of Potosi (PTS). At the center crowned worlds in the middle of two columns.

Back:

The edge bears the inscription CAROLUS III D.G. HISPAN E.T. IND. REX. At the center the Spanish crowned shield, at the right initials of the person who coined it.

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COIN CODE: MQ-040

SPANISH KING: Philip IV – Carolus II
PERIOD: 1630 – 1700
METAL: Silver
CURRENCY VALUES: It seems to be 2 or 1 Real

004 

DESCRIPTION:
Coined by hitting irregular shaped silver pieces.  The name in Quechua (an old American language) is “Makaikuna” meaning “The beaten”. It’s not distinguished whether it belongs to the period of Philip IV or Carolus II. The currency values 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Real.

Philip IV (Coined in Potosi from 1630 to 1665)

Front:

Type 1: The edge bears the inscription PHILIPVS IV DG. At the center the Spanish crowned shield, at the left the monogram of Potosi (P) and below it the initials of the person who coined it; to the right the currency value. These coins don’t have the year when they were coined.

Type 2: The edge bears the inscription PHILIPVS III DG HISPANIARVM REX. At the center the Spanish shield with the Jerusalem Cross with two castles and two lions. At the left the monogram of Potosi (P) and at the right the initials of the person who coined it.

Type 3: The edge bears the inscription PHILIPVS III DG HISPANIARVM REX. At the center the Spanish crowned shield with the Jerusalem Cross with two castles and two lions.

Back:

Type 1: The edge bears the inscription ET INDIARVM REX. At the center the Spanish shield with two lions and two castles separated by a cross. These coins don’t have the year when they were coined.

Type 2: The edge bears the inscription POTOSI AÑO (date) EL PERV. At the center the crowned Hercules columns and below it waves, in the middle of the columns the letters PH. The monogram of Potosi (P). The currency value, below it the initials of the person who coined it, the words PLVS ULTRA and the date.

Type 3: The edge bears the inscription POTOSI AÑO (date) EL PERV. At the center the crowned Hercules columns and below it waves. The monogram of Potosi (P). The currency value, below it the initials of the person who coined it, the words PLVS ULTRA and the date.

Carolus II (Coined in Potosi from 1665 to 1700)

Front: The edge bears the inscription CAROLVS II DG HISPANIARVM REX. At the center the Spanish crowned shield with two lions and two castles, separated by a cross.

Back: The edge bears the inscription POTOSI AÑO (date) EL PERV. At the center the crowned Hercules columns and below it waves. The monogram of Potosi (P). The currency value, the initials of the person who coined it, the words PLVS ULTRA and the date.

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COIN CODE: MQ-030

SPANISH KING: Philip II -III
PERIOD: 1575 – 1621
METAL: Silver
CURRENCY VALUES: It seems to be 2 or 1 Real

 003

 

DESCRIPTION:
Coined by hitting irregular shaped silver pieces.  The name in Quechua (an old American language) is “Makaikuna” meaning “The beaten”. It’s not distinguished whether it belongs to the period of Philip II or Philip III. The currency values 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Real.

Philip II (Coined in Potosi from 1575 to 1598)

Front: The edge bears the inscription PHILIPVS DG HISPANIARVM. At the center the Spanish crowned shield, at the left the monogram of Potosi (P) and below it the initials of the person who coined it; to the right the currency value. These coins don’t have the year when they were coined.

Back: The edge bears the inscription INDIARVM ET REX. At the center of Spanish crowned shield with two lions and two castles, separated by a cross. These coins don’t have the year when they were coined.

Philip III (Coined in Potosi from 1599? to 1621)

Front: The same description as Philip II with the difference that the value of the currency in Roman or Arabic numerals, in addition that from 1615 they have the year when they were coined.

Back: The same description of Philip II with the difference that includes the year when they were coined.

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COIN CODE: MQ-020

SPANISH KING: Philip II-III
PERIOD: 1575 – 1621
METAL: Silver
CURRENCY VALUES: It seems to be 2 or 1 Real

002

 

 

DESCRIPTION:
Coined by hitting irregular shaped silver pieces.  The name in Quechua (an old American language) is “Makaikuna” meaning “The beaten”. It’s not distinguished whether it belongs to the period of Philip II or Philip III. The currency values 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Real.

Philip II (Coined in Potosi from 1575 to 1598)

Front: The edge bears the inscription PHILIPVS DG HISPANIARVM. At the center the Spanish crowned shield, at the left the monogram of Potosi (P) and below it the initials of the person who coined it; to the right the currency value. These coins don’t have the year when they were coined.

Back: The edge bears the inscription INDIARVM ET REX. At the center of Spanish crowned shield with two lions and two castles, separated by a cross. These coins don’t have the year when they were coined.

Philip III (Coined in Potosi from 1599? to 1621)

Front: The same description as Philip II with the difference that the value of the currency in Roman or Arabic numerals, in addition that from 1615 they have the year when they were coined.

Back: The same description of Philip II with the difference that includes the year when they were coined.

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COIN CODE: MQ-010

SPANISH KING: Philip II-III
PERIOD: 1575 – 1621
METAL: Silver
CURRENCY VALUES: It seems to be 2 or 1 Real

001 

 

DESCRIPTION:
Coined by hitting irregular shaped silver pieces.  The name in Quechua (an old American language) is “Makaikuna” meaning “The beaten”. It’s not distinguished whether it belongs to the period of Philip II or Philip III. The currency values 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Real.

Philip II (Coined in Potosi from 1575 to 1598)

Front: The edge bears the inscription PHILIPVS DG HISPANIARVM. At the center the Spanish crowned shield, at the left the monogram of Potosi (P) and below it the initials of the person who coined it; to the right the currency value. These coins don’t have the year when they were coined.

Back: The edge bears the inscription INDIARVM ET REX. At the center of Spanish crowned shield with two lions and two castles, separated by a cross. These coins don’t have the year when they were coined.

Philip III (Coined in Potosi from 1599? to 1621)

Front: The same description as Philip II with the difference that the value of the currency in Roman or Arabic numerals, in addition that from 1615 they have the year when they were coined.

Back: The same description of Philip II with the difference that includes the year when they were coined. 

Published in: on July 12, 2009 at 11:35 pm  Comments (1)  
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