½ Real - Fernando VII


Issuer Mexico
King Ferdinand VII (1808-1821)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1815-1821
Value 1/2 Real (1/2)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 1.69 g
Diameter 17.5 mm
Thickness 0.665 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 52211
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 74
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


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


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.

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 22%
1816 Mo JJ 29%
1817 Mo JJ 16% Over-date 1817/16 variety exists
1818 Mo JJ 11% Over-date 1818/17 variety exists
1819 Mo JJ 26% Over-date 1819/18 variety exists.
1820 Mo JJ 11%
1821 Mo JJ 9%
1821 Z RG 5% KM#74.3

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