8 Escudos - Carlos III


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.


Armored bust right.


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


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

•Mo• •FM•

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


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

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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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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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