½ Real - Carlos IV

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

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Issuer Mexico
King Charles IV (1788-1808)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1790
Value ½ Real
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.896)
Weight 1.6917 g
Diameter 17.45 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 53703
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 71
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.


Armored bust of Carlos 3rd looking right. With legend surrounding it and date at bottom.


Translation: Carlos 4th by the grace of God


Crowned shield flanked by crowned pillars with banner. Surrounded by legend.

NOTE: Mint mark M or Mo

Lettering: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·R·Mo·F·M·

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


Mo Casa de Moneda de México, Mexico, Mexico (1535-date)


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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