Thank you for the the info and those links realeswatcher. I'm sorry you missed the end of that listing, I actually do enjoy the competitive bidding :)
In my research I have found numerous 1860's coins that were bare copper or brass and of various mintmarks, as you said, so I didn't consider this one particularly rare. But, I bid because it looks more well made and in better shape than the majority of examples I have seen. I also appreciate the added effort of adding an edge design.
I agree with you on the scarcity of the denominations. In my experience so far I'd say the rarity from more common to more rare is 8R, 2R, 1R, 1/2R, 4R.
I now have 5 CC 1 reales and a sixth on the way, as well as several 2R and 8R pieces. I've seen maybe two CC 1/2 real which colonialjohn had put up on eBay, but have yet to see a CC 4R.
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05/18/2018 01:52 am