½ Real - Carlos III

½ Real - Carlos III - obverse½ Real - Carlos III - reverse

© Banco de Mexico

Features

Issuer Mexico
King Charles III (1759-1788)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1760-1771
Value ½ Real
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.917)
Weight 1.69 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 53700
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 68
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.

Obverse

Crowned shield flanked by stars and surrounded with legend.

Script: Latin

Lettering: •CAR•III•D•G•HISP•ETIND•R•

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

Reverse

Crowned globes flanked by crowned pillars with banner and date below. With mint mark, assayer's initial and legend.

NOTE: Mint mark M or Mo

Script: Latin

Lettering:
VTRA QUE VNUM
Mo•1761•M

Translation:
Both as one
Mexico City 1761 M

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1760 M 15% Over-date 1760 over 1759 exists.
1761 M 17%
1762 M 17%
1763 M 17% Over-date 1763 over 1762 exists.
1764 M 15%
1765 M 9% Over-date 1765 over 1764 exists.
1766 M 4%
1767 M 6%
1768 M 21% Over-date 1768 over 1766 exists.
1769 M 6%
1770 F 2%
1770 M 13%
1771 F 21%

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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Numista Rarity index: 68 Search tips
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Bullion value: USD 1.11 Search tips
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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos III
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232133
Lot 63521
Internet Archive
Aug 18, 2021 1762 M AU
(NGC AU55)
USD 192.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos III
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 1031
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 1762 M VF USD 12.86
(EUR 12.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos III
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 1032
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 1765 M – Over-date 1765 over 1764 exists. XF USD 35.35
(EUR 33.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos III
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232213
Lot 65556
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2022 1767 M AU
(NGC AU53)
USD 228.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold ½ Real - Carlos III
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232205
Lot 61601
Internet Archive
Jan 27, 2022 1771 F XF
(NGC XF Details (Environmental Damage))
USD 192.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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