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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 1785-1788
Value 1 Escudo (16)
Currency Real (1535-1821)
Composition Gold (.875)
Weight 3.38 g
Diameter 18.87 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 118a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Carlos 3rd large armored bust looking sight. Surrounded by legend and date at bottom.

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

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

Reverse

Crowned shield surrounded by chain. On the outer ring legend with mint and assayer's initials at bottom which are inverted for 118.2a and upright for 118.1a.

Lettering:
IN * UTROQ * FELIX
F * Mo * M

Translation: With happiness in both under the look of God

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1785 FM KM#118.2a
1786 FM KM#118.2a
1787 FM KM#118.2a
1788 FM KM#118.1a
1788 FM KM#118.2a

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