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Cartagena (Royalist), Colombia, copper 2 reales, fantasy date "800" (ca. 1815), struck over Cartagen

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Cartagena (Royalist), Colombia, copper 2 reales, fantasy date  800  (ca. 1815), struck over Cartagen
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Cartagena (Royalist), Colombia, copper 2 reales, fantasy date "800" (ca. 1815), struck over Cartagena (Republican) 2 reales 1813 (clear date), rare. R-118.1; KM-unl. 5.3 grams. Crude strike as usual but superb grade (XF with traces of original color and luster) with full details. The restrikes of this type were once attributed to Venezuela, but now experts agree they are Colombian, possibly from Santa Marta instead of Cartagena. The most complete modern treatment is by Rosenman (pp. 34-40 in his book), who calls them "The Montalvo Issue" in reference to the viceroy who ordered them struck.