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    1818 New Spain Jola, XF45
    W-8540, Lone Star Reverse

    1818 1/2 RL New Spain (Texas) Jola Half Real, Small Planchet XF45 PCGS. W-8540, R.6. Manuel Pardo, the Spanish governor of Texas, authorized the production of 8,000 copper coins in 1817. Those coins were soon withdrawn from circulation and replaced with an emission of 8,000 similar pieces dated 1818. The latter coins bear the initials, JAG, of Jose Antonio de la Garza. The 1818 Texas jolas were struck on large and small planchets, the latter offered here. In addition to the makers' mark, the denomination (1/2 for half real) is presented sideways, and below that appears the date. The population data is insufficient to conclude which of the two sizes is rarer, but examples are infrequently seen in the marketplace. This olive and charcoal example has excellent surfaces for one of these crudely produced coins. A glass reveals slight corrosion. The design elements are nicely centered on the planchet. Listed on page 90 of the 2019 Guide Book. Population for all Texas jolas: 3 in 45, 3 finer (2/19).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B6G, PCGS# 661)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    April, 2019
    25th-28th Thursday-Sunday
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