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Frosty Gem 1722 Pistareen Two Reales

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Spain. 1722 F 2 reales. Segovia mint. MS-66 (NGC). A spectacular cross pistareen, as lively and lustrous as the grade suggests. Mostly brilliant with some attractive golden toning, particularly across the reverse and around the rim of the obverse (the cross side). Flashy and very well struck, a picture perfect specimen that outpaces nearly every Mint State specimen of this type I've seen. The most common small silver coins in America in the mid to late 19th century were pistareens, either whole (as here) or cut into halves and quarters. Struck at Spain's European mints, they circulated at a rate of five to a dollar, making their fractions fit ideally into the American decimal coinage system. In his initial proposals for a dime denomination, Thomas Jefferson wrote that it was equal to a half pistareen, "a coin perfectly familiar to us all." The pistareens Jefferson saw rarely looked this nice. Housed in an old generation NGC holder, one in use between 1997 and 2000.

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Grading Service NGC
Grade MS66
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 918577005

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Spain. 1722 F 2 reales. Segovia mint. MS-66 (NGC). A spectacular cross pistareen, as lively and lustrous as the grade suggests. Mostly brilliant with some attractive golden toning, particularly across the reverse and around the rim of the obverse (the cross side). Flashy and very well struck, a picture perfect specimen that outpaces nearly every Mint State specimen of this type I've seen. The most common small silver coins in America in the mid to late 19th century were pistareens, either whole (as here) or cut into halves and quarters. Struck at Spain's European mints, they circulated at a rate of five to a dollar, making their fractions fit ideally into the American decimal coinage system. In his initial proposals for a dime denomination, Thomas Jefferson wrote that it was equal to a half pistareen, "a coin perfectly familiar to us all." The pistareens Jefferson saw rarely looked this nice. Housed in an old generation NGC holder, one in use between 1997 and 2000.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade MS66
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 918577005

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