½ Real - Fernando VII


Issuer Mexico
King Ferdinand VII (1808-1821)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1808-1814
Value ½ Real (0.5)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 1.69 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 0.75 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 15056
References KM# 73
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.


Bust facing right

Script: Latin


Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God


Hispanic arms
A pair of pillars separated by a crowned simple shield with lions, castles, pomegranate and three centralized Fleurs-de-Lis

Script: Latin


King of Spain and the Indies
Mexico City JJ


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 9%
1809 Mo TH 35%
1810 Mo HJ 18%
1810 Mo TH 11%
1811 Mo HJ 12%
1812 Mo HJ 11% overdate variety exists
1812 Mo JJ 4%
1813 Mo HJ 11%
1813 Mo JJ 20% overdate variety exists
1813 Mo TH 0.9%
1814 Mo JJ 9% overdate variety exists

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Fernando VII
Auction 66
Lot 700
Internet Archive
18 Sep 2022 1813 Mo JJ – overdate variety exists AU USD 236.77
(EUR 221.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Fernando VII
E-Auction 60
Lot 2590
Internet Archive
14 May 2022 Undetermined AU USD 215.34
(EUR 201.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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