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Modern European coins except the euro => Spain, Portugal => Topic started by: ZYV on June 16, 2019, 07:57:57 PM

Title: 2 reals 1790 NG
Post by: ZYV on June 16, 2019, 07:57:57 PM
The coin is cut.
Its weight: 5 g.
Can it be cut under later weight standard - peseta's f.e.?
Title: Re: 2 reals 1790 NG
Post by: Figleaf on June 17, 2019, 10:18:45 AM
It seems unlikely that officials would have adjusted the weight of a coin in this way. It is far more likely that it was done privately, in order to spend the coin for 2 reales and keep some silver behind (clipping).

Peter
Title: Re: 2 reals 1790 NG
Post by: ZYV on June 17, 2019, 02:38:24 PM
Dear Figleaf, thank you for the opinion!