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    Choice XF 1818 Texas Jola Half Real
    Small Planchet, Breen-1082

    1818 1/2RL New Spain (Texas) Jola Half Real, Small Planchet XF45 PCGS. Breen-1082, numerator near G, but from different dies, with a larger star and the numerator partly left of the G in JAG. The planchet diameter is 17mm, at the high end of Breen's designation for the small planchet variety (15 to 17mm).
    A mostly golden-brown example with deeper russet-gray patina in recessed portions of the fields. A small edge flaw, as made, is noted at 7:30. The reverse field has wispy marks, visible only with the aid of a loupe.
    Listed on page 74 of the 2008 Guide Book, where it is stated that the Jolas were "authorized by the military governor of San Antonio in 1818. Eight thousand pieces were coined by José Antonio de la Garza (JAG)." Per Breen, none were known prior to 1959, when approximately 60 examples were "unearthed on the banks of the San Antonio River." Population: 1 in 45, 1 finer (3/08).
    Ex: Milwaukee ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2007), lot 1524, which realized $40,250.
    From The Liberty Collection of American Colonial Coinage, Part Three.

    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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    Auction Dates
    May-Jun, 2008
    28th-2nd Wednesday-Monday
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