8 Reales - Fernando VII

Features

Issuer Mexico
King Ferdinand VII (1808-1821)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1808-1811
Value 8 Reales (8)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 27.02 g
Diameter 38.5 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 11524
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 110
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Armored laureate bust right.

Lettering:
FERDIN * VII *
DEI * GRATIA
*1809*

Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God

Reverse

Shield w/4 part crest. Castles and Lions on Diagonal.
columns on both sides of shield and crown on top of the shield. Ribbon flowing on columns with letering.

Lettering:
HISPAN * ET IND * REX * m * 8R * H * I
Lettering on ribbon:
PLWS YLTRA

Translation:
King of Spain and the Indies
Mexico City 8 Reales HJ

Edge

Alternating Squares and circles all around edge.

Mint

Mo Casa de Moneda de México, Mexico, Mexico (1535-date)

Comments

Different mint varieties are considered different coins due to the way they were made, they were often made on top of other coins, and also were copies rather than shared dies, made by Loyalists.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1808 Mo TH 17%
1809 Mo HJ 4% Variety HJ/TH exists.
1809 Mo TH $ 92 40% Overdate 1809/8 exists.
1810 Mo HJ 35% Variety HJ/TH and overdate 1810/09 exist.
1810 Mo TH 3%
1811 Mo HJ 17%
1811 Mo HJ 4% Variety HJ/TH or Overdate 1811/0

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