1776-S (1841) Cuba 2 Reales - Countermark On Spain - Seville (Rare Date)

  • Country: Cuba
  • Type: Standard Circulation Coin
  • Years: 1773-1788
  • Mint: Casa de la Moneda de Sevilla - Seville Mint, Spain
  • Denomination: 2 Reales
  • Currency: Countermarked Coinage (Lattice, 1841)
  • Composition: .903 Silver
  • Diameter: 26mm
  • Weight: 6.77g
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Obverse: Bust right, legend around, and date at bottom with a lattice countermark (Host coin design)
  • Reverse: Crowned coat of arms of Castile and Leon divides value.
    Mintmark left and officials' initials right
  • Reference: KM# 1.2 (KM# 412.2 Host)
Due to lag in information flow, Cuba wasn't aware of the devaluation in Spain and they were using their coins because they didn't have working mints at the time. When the news came; the government had to stamp them for devaluation in order to prevent them from being used to exchange for gold at a way cheaper ratio than in Spain.

*Coin condition is based on our professional opinion. Pictures are representative of the coin that you will receive, actual coin may differ slightly, and serial numbers may vary*

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