1552-1555 Carlos & Joanna Four Reale NGC About Unc. 55
A need for circulating precious metal coinage arose shortly after Columbus claimed the New World for Spain in 1492. Spanish mints had produced silver and copper coins for use in the New World, but it was not until 1536 that the Mexico City mint would produce the first coins specifically struck in and for use in the Americas.
Thus, the Carlos and Joanna 4 Reale was produced, 250 years before the U.S. mint was even founded! This is the first time we’ve offered them and these are among the finest examples known today. Beautifully toned and completely original, these have been certified by NGC to be in near mint, AU-55 condition. We feel these early-issue four reales are absolutely solid values for the price.
Only one coin available in AU-55. Coin pictured is the exact coin you receive.