2 Reales 1858 Zs


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General Description If I am correct in what type of coin this is (i.e. 1 Reale), this coin was used in the early days of the United States of America as silver coinage. Often this coin would be divided in eight pieces and used as currency for goods and services. An old folk slogan in the USA is "shave and a haircut, 2 bits", referring to 2 pieces or bits of this coin. Please refer to the article on Early Silver Currency of the United States of America.

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Obv. Description Legend reads 2 R(eales) Z(acateca)s M.O. are the initials of the Zacatecas mintmaster (OM in 1838, so this is certainly 1858)
Catalog code KM#374.12
Weight 6.7600 g
Material Silver
Orientation Coin
Mint Mexico - Zacatecas (Zs)
Edge Type -not in this list-
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