Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Mexico Reales

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My father-in-law collects Reales and one of the items he has put on his Christmas list is a Mexico(MO) 2 Reale from 1791 and 1793. I checked ebay and found none.  Where do you suggest I go to in order to find these coins.  (Seems most dealers around here deal with US Coins.)  Many Thanks!
RIch

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Hi Richard,
The 1793 is a scarcer date, but they do pop up on ebay regularly. Have seen 2 or 3 in the past month. There is also one for sale now, but the condition is pretty poor and not worth the asking price in my opinion. Just keep looking each week and you are bound to find a decent one before Christmas.
There were no 1791 dated coins produced at the Mexico City (MO) mint, only in other countries such as Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, Chile.
Thanks for the question! =)

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My specialty is world coins from the 18th to 20th centuries, primarily non-US foreign coins and related areas such as errors and exonumia (tokens, medals, etc.). I can answer questions relating to identification, grading, selling, preservation and evaluation of such items. In addition to catalog value, I can give you the practical market value and trends for specific types of coins. I will also take questions regarding counterfeits (both modern and antique) and on how to identify them. I am NOT knowledgeable in paper money/banknotes, ancient or "shipwreck" coins. Thank you.

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A.S. in Psychology (2006), B.A. in Forensic Psychology (2008), M.A. in Forensic Psychology (2011).

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