A CHOICE & RARE SPANISH (MEXICO MINT) FOUR REALES of 1796 (A Very Scarce Date) in AEF Condition. Struck During the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1796, in the year of the 2nd Treaty of San Ildefonso (The 2nd Franco-Spanish Alliance)

SPANISH & SOUTH AMERICAN COINS
A CHOICE & RARE SPANISH (MEXICO MINT) FOUR REALES
of 1796 (A Very Scarce Date) in AEF Condition. Struck During the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1796, in the year of the 2nd Treaty of San Ildefonso (The 2nd Franco-Spanish Alliance) A CHOICE & RARE SPANISH (MEXICO MINT) FOUR REALES
of 1796 (A Very Scarce Date) in AEF Condition. Struck During the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1796, in the year of the 2nd Treaty of San Ildefonso (The 2nd Franco-Spanish Alliance)

A CHOICE & RARE
SPANISH
(MEXICO MINT)
FOUR REALES of 1796

(A Very Scarce Date)

in AEF Condition.


Struck during the year of the Franco-Spanish Alliance (the year of the Second Treaty of San Ildefonso) and during the height of the Yellow Fever Epidemic, when Spain “erroneously” threw its lot in with France under the Emperor Napoleon against the British.

In common with many coins of the late 1790’s and with particular relevance to the coins of 1796 this is a VERY difficult date to find in any condition. An epidemic of Yellow Fever swept the world and came to its peak in 1796. In the case of the US mint in Philadelphia the situation was so acute, and with so many mint employees succumbing to the illness, that it stopped production completely.

This is an exceptionally good example in AEF.

£395

A CHOICE & RARE SPANISH (MEXICO MINT) FOUR REALES
of 1796 (A Very Scarce Date) in AEF Condition. Struck During the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1796, in the year of the 2nd Treaty of San Ildefonso (The 2nd Franco-Spanish Alliance)

A CHOICE & RARE SPANISH (MEXICO MINT) FOUR REALES of 1796 (A Very Scarce Date) in AEF Condition. Struck During the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1796, in the year of the 2nd Treaty of San Ildefonso (The 2nd Franco-Spanish Alliance)
£395

A CHOICE & RARE SPANISH (MEXICO MINT) FOUR REALES of 1796 (A Very Scarce Date) in AEF Condition. Struck During the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1796 and in the year of the Second Treaty of San Ildefonso (The 2nd Franco-Spanish Alliance)