8 Escudos - Carlos III

Features

Issuer Mexico
King Charles III (1759-1788)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1772-1785
Value 8 Escudos (128)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Gold (.901)
Weight 27.0674 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 28697
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 156
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 bust right.

Lettering:
CAROL•III•D•G•
HISP•ET IND•R•
•1772•

Translation: Carlos 3rd King of Spain and the Indies by the grace of God

Reverse

Spain coat of arms surrounded by order chain and legend on outer circle.

Lettering:
IN•UTROQ•FELIX•
•AUSPICE•DEO•
•Mo• •FM•

Translation:
With happiness in both under the look of God
Mexico City FM

Comments

KM#156.1 - "FM" and mint mark upright
KM#156.2 - Initial letters and mint mark inverted

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1772 FM KM#156.1
1773 FM KM#156.1
1773 FM KM#156.2
1774 FM KM#156.2
1775 FM KM#156.2
1776 FM KM#156.2
1777 FM KM#156.2 Over-date 1777/6 exists.
1778 FF KM#156.2
1779 FF KM#156.2
1780 FF KM#156.2
1781 FF KM#156.2
1782 FF KM#156.2
1783 FF KM#156.2
1784 FM KM#156.2 Over-initials FM/F exist.
1785 FM KM#156.2

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Past sales

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Heritage Auctions
2021 October 28 - 29 World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction 3093
Lot 34947
Internet Archive
Oct 28, 2021 1776 FM – KM#156.2 AU
(NGC AU53)
USD 4 320.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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