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Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer F to right, mintmark M to lef

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Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna,  Early Series,  assayer F to right, mintmark M to lef
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Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer F to right, mintmark M to left, extremely rare. N-15; S-M3; CT-110. 6.5 grams. Shield side with oMo-oFo, pillars side with left-leaning rhomboid panel, single o's outside pillars and on corners, matching N-15 in every detail. A choice example for this very elusive assayer, with full and bold legends, well-centered inner details (VF for wear), attractively toned on fields. It is believed this assayer struck coins for only a few months between assayers P and G (presumably in the year 1541, but in any case just before the changeover to "Late Series" in 1542), with only 26 coins in 4 denominations still extant. Many of the known 2R specimens show F/P, but this appears to be a clean F.