1/16 Real "Pilón" - Fernando VII

1/16 Real "Pilón" - Fernando VII -  obverse1/16 Real "Pilón" - Fernando VII -  reverse

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Issuer Mexico
King Ferdinand VII (1808-1821)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1814-1815
Value 1/16 Real = 1/8 vellón (0.0625)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Copper
Weight 1.68 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 0.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 53699
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 59
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


Crowned monogram

FERDIN • VII • D • G • HISP • REX • 1815 •
Mo VII 1/8


Castle and lions in wreath.




Small value copper coins were produced during the reign of Ferdinand VII using the "vellón" monetary system.  Using this system, 2/4 vellón (señal) was equivalent to 1/4 real, 1/4 vellón (tlaco) was equivalent to 1/8 real, and 1/8 vellón (pilón) was equivalent to 1/16 real.  The denomination on the coin (1/8) refers to 1/8 vellón.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1814 Mo 77%
1815 Mo 23%

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