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Escaso real de a dos acuñado en la ceca de Segovia en 1708 durante el reinado de Felipe V.


For over 400 years the basic Spanish currency unit, though pieces of eight reals, "Pesos", were the predominant coin. From the 17th century onwards reals circulated in plata-versions of good silver (counting 51, and later 64 maravedis) and as "real de vellon" minted of billon (of about 51% silver) with a value of 34 maravedis. Provincial realas could count even less of then that.

See Money (Spain).


2 Reales, Segovia, 1718.

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