Spain, Ferdinand and Isabella, AD 1474 to 1504, 1 real.

Ancient Coins - Spain, Ferdinand and Isabella, AD 1474 to 1504, 1 real.
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Denomination : Silver 1 real but probably a contemporary counterfeit. 

Mint : Seville  Date : After 1497

Size : 25.5 x 26.2 mm. Weight : 2.73 grams.

Grade :  aVF

Obverse : Crowned shield, flanked by S and X, with FERNANDVS ET ELISABET  D around.

Reverse : Cluster of arrows with an ornate ribbon above, with REX ET REGINA CASTELE LFGIO (note the F instead of an E in LEGIO).

This example has a rather low weight, and crude style that show it to be a contemporary (from the time) counterfeit.  Oddly, it is better struck than most official issues of the type.

These are often sold as the money that financed Columbus, but in reality this type was issued some years after Columbus sailed in 1492.

Price SKU: vcoin566
US$ 115.00
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