½ Real - Carlos III


Issuer Mexico
King Charles III (1759-1788)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1772-1789
Value 1/2 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://numista.com)
References KM# 69
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


Bust facing right


Translation: Carlos 3rd 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

Lettering: •HISPAN•ET IND•R•Mo•F•M•

Translation: Of Spain and Indies King, Mexico City FM


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


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 4% KM#69.1 (inverted "FM" and mintmark)
1773 Mo FM 5% KM#69.2
1773 Mo FM 0.8% KM#69.2 (error "CAROLS")
1774 Mo FM 9% 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 3% KM#69.2
1779 Mo FF 4% KM#69.2
1780 Mo FF 6% KM#69.2 overpunch variety exists
1781 Mo FF 20% KM#69.2
1782 Mo FF 17% KM#69.2 overdate variety exists
1783 Mo FF 16% KM#69.2
1783 Mo FM 1.1% KM#69.2 very rare
1784 Mo FF 4% KM#69.2
1784 Mo FM 0.4% KM#69.2
1785 Mo FM 7% KM#69.2a
1786 Mo FM 11% KM#69.2a
1787 Mo FM 7% KM#69.2a
1788 Mo FM 5% KM#69.2a
1789 Mo FM 6% KM#69.2a

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