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Venezuela - Guayana Half Real (1813 - 1817)
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Here's a great example of a purchasing mistake due to lack of proper research. The seller described this as a 1/2 Quarto from Gibraltar during 1700's. Great! I've never heard of any Gibraltar coins prior to 1802, this is a great find for a Gibraltar collector I told myself. Two months later, after enlisting the help of Bob Reis (anythinganywhere.com), I find out that this coin is a pretty good and historical find of Venezuela - IF it has a visible date and is in decent condition. Date is off the flan and the flan is the more common small type (22 - 27mm) . And yes, that's a Lion on the reverse [sides reversed in photo]. GUYANA, Fernando VII, struck in the Guiana Mint.
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Keywords: Venezuela Guayana Half Real 1813 - 1817
Denomination: 1/2 Real
Reference #: C#41.2
Date/Mintmark: ND (1814 - 1817)
Condition: VG
Weight: 2.32 g; ~22 mm
Metal: copper

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