½ Real - Carlos IV

½ Real - Carlos IV - obverse½ Real - Carlos IV - reverse

© Banco de Mexico

Features

Issuer Mexico
King Charles IV (1788-1808)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1789-1790
Value ½ Real
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.896)
Weight 1.6917 g
Diameter 17.05 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 53702
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 70
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

Armored bust of Carlos 3rd looking right. Surrounded by legend and date at bottom.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CAROLUS·IV· DEI·GRATIA·
·1789·

Translation: Carlos 4th by the grace of God

Reverse

Crown above shield flanked by crowned pillars and banner. Surrounded by legend.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·R·Mo·F·M·

Translation: Of Spain and the Indies King, Mexico City FM

Edge

Plain

Comments

Carlos III died on 14 December 1788, however it was not until 1792 that coins were minted with the portrait of Carlos IV.  Until then, the legend CAROLUS III was changed to read CAROLUS IIII or CAROLUS IV, but the portrait of Carlos III remained.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1789 FM 42%
1790 FM 58%

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