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1 Escudo - Carlos III

1 Escudo - Carlos III -  obverse1 Escudo - Carlos III -  reverse

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Features

Country Mexico (Colonial)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1772-1784
Value 1 Escudo (16)
Currency Real (1535-1821)
Composition Gold (.901)
Weight 3.3834 g
Diameter 17.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 118
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Carlos 3rd armored bust looking right. Surrounded with legend and date at bottom. Mint mark and initials are inverted for 118.2 and upright for 118.1.

Lettering:
HISP * ET IND * R
CAROL * III * D * G

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

Reverse

Crowned shield flanked by value surrounded with chain, on exterior ring legend, mint and assayer's initials.

Lettering:
IN UTRUQ FELIX * A * D
1 S
Mo MF

Translation: With happiness in both under the look of God

Comments

KM#118.2 With initials and Mint mark inverted.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1772 FM KM#118.1
1772 MF KM#118.1
1773 FM KM#118.1
1773 FM KM#118.2
1774 FM KM#118.2
1775 FM KM#118.2
1776 FM KM#118.2
1777 FM KM#118.2
1778 FF KM#118.2
1779 FF KM#118.2
1780 FF KM#118.2
1781 FF KM#118.2
1782 FF KM#118.2
1783 FF KM#118.2 Over-date variety 1783 over 1782 exists.
1784 FF KM#118.2 All 1784 are over-dates on 1783 and some have overlapping initials FM over FF.

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