¼ Real "Señal" - Fernando VII


Issuer Mexico
King Ferdinand VII (1808-1821)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1814-1821
Value 1/4 Real = 2/4 Vellón (0.25)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Bronze
Weight 7 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 6660
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 64
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


Two F's in script, interlaced and facing each other. In the center of the F's is VII with a crown above. The M (w/sm. ‘o’ above) Mint mark is at the left and the denomination at the right.

Mo FF VII 2/4


Castles and lions are in the quarters of the cross. A full circular wreath surrounds the design




Small value copper coins were produced during the reign of Ferdinand VII using the "vellón" monetary system.  Using this system, 2/4 vellón (señal) was equivalent to 1/4 real, 1/4 vellón (tlaco) was equivalent to 1/8 real, and 1/8 vellón (pilón) was equivalent to 1/16 real.  The denomination on the coin (2/4) refers to 2/4 vellón.

Coin was nicknamed Senal back in its time and also the fact that it has a 2/4 value is to completely differentiate it from the Silver 1/2 Real which had the same value.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1814 Mo 28%
1815 Mo 15%
1815 Mo 3% 1815/4 overdate
1816 Mo 48%
1818 Mo 0%
1821 Mo 23%

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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