½ Real - Fernando VII


Issuer New Spain (Mexico)
King Ferdinand VII (1808-1821)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1815-1821
Value ½ Real
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 1.69 g
Diameter 17.5 mm
Thickness 0.665 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 74
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.


King Fernando 7th bust looking right. Surrounded by lettering with date at bottom.

Script: Latin


Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God


At center Spain's Royal coat of arms. In a circle the lettering which contains the colonial motto "Hispania * et * Indias * Rex", Mint, and Assayer's initials.

Script: Latin

Lettering: •HISPAN•ET IND•R•Mo•J•J•

King of Spain and the Indies
Mexico City JJ




Different mint varieties are considered different coins due to the way they were made, they were copies rather than shared dies, made by Loyalists.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1815 Mo JJ 23%
1816 Mo JJ 28%
1817 Mo JJ 14% Over-date 1817/16 variety exists
1818 Mo JJ 9% Over-date 1818/17 variety exists
1819 Mo JJ 22% Over-date 1819/18 variety exists.
1820 Mo JJ 10%
1821 Mo JJ 10%
1821 Z RG 7% KM#74.3

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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