4 Reales - Fernando VII

4 Reales - Fernando VII -  obverse4 Reales - Fernando VII -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Mexico
King Ferdinand VII (1808-1821)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1816-1821
Value 4 Reales
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 13.54 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 28242
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 102
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

Right facing draped bust with laurel wreath. ribbon at back of head.

Lettering:
FERDIN · VII· DEI · GRATIA
· 1820 ·

Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God

Reverse

Crowned shield flanked by pillars interwoven with banner. shield bears lions ur and ll, castles ul and lr, pomegranate below and 3 fleurs de lis in the center

Lettering: ·HISPAN · ET · IND·REX·oM·4R·I·I·

Translation:
King of Spain and the Indies
Mexico City 4 Reales JJ

Edge

Reeded

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.

See also

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1816 Mo JJ
1817 Mo JJ
1818 Mo JJ Over-date variety exists
1819 Mo JJ
1820 Mo JJ
1821 Mo JJ

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
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Heritage Auctions
2020 April 24 - 27 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Dallas 3083
Lot 30476
Internet Archive
Apr 24, 2020 1821 Mo JJ UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 3840.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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