½ Real - Carlos III

Features

Issuer Mexico
King Charles III (1759-1788)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1772-1789
Value ½ Real (0.5)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 1.42 g
Diameter 17.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 18789
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 69
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust facing right

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CAROLUS•III•
DEI•GRATIA
•1773•

Translation: Carlos 3rd by the grace of God

Reverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering: •HISPAN•ET IND•R•Mo•F•M•

Translation: Of Spain and Indies King, Mexico City FM

Mint

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

Comments

KM#69.2a are slightly lower Silver fineness, 0.898.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1772 Mo FF 4% KM#69.2
1772 Mo FM 4% KM#69.1 (inverted "FM" and mintmark)
1773 Mo FM 5% KM#69.1 (inverted "FM" and mintmark)
1773 Mo FM 5% KM#69.2
1773 Mo FM 1.0% KM#69.2 (error "CAROLS")
1774 Mo FM 8% KM#69.2
1775 Mo FM 5% KM#69.2
1776 Mo FM 8% KM#69.2
1777 Mo FM 3% KM#69.2
1778 Mo FF 2% KM#69.2
1779 Mo FF 3% KM#69.2
1780 Mo FF 7% KM#69.2 overpunch variety exists
1781 Mo FF $ 306 19% KM#69.2
1782 Mo FF $ 4.93 15% KM#69.2 overdate variety exists
1783 Mo FF 16% KM#69.2
1783 Mo FM 1.0% KM#69.2 very rare
1784 Mo FF 4% KM#69.2
1784 Mo FM 0.3% KM#69.2
1785 Mo FM 8% KM#69.2a
1786 Mo FM 10% KM#69.2a
1787 Mo FM 7% KM#69.2a
1788 Mo FM 5% KM#69.2a
1789 Mo FM 7% KM#69.2a

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos III
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232213
Lot 65557
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2022 1781 Mo FF – KM#69.2 UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 384.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos III
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232114
Lot 62501
Internet Archive
Apr 7, 2021 1781 Mo FF – KM#69.2 UNC
(PCGS MS62)
USD 288.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos III
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 1033
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 1782 Mo FF – KM#69.2 overdate variety exists VF USD 7.05
(EUR 7.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos III
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232009
Lot 64368
Internet Archive
Feb 27, 2020 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 264.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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