2 Escudos - Carlos III

Features

Issuer Mexico
King Charles III (1759-1788)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1785-1788
Value 2 Escudos (32)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Gold (.875)
Weight 6.77 g
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 71617
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 130a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Carlos III Older armored bust right. With legend around and date at bottom.

Lettering:
CAROL•III•D•G•
HISP•ET IND•R•
•1787•

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

Reverse

Spain crowned arms with value flanking it and a chain around, and on the exterior legend.

Lettering:
•Mo•IN•UTROQ•FELIX•
•AUSPICE•DEO•FM•
2 S

Translation: With happiness in both under the look of God

Comments

KM#130.1a Initials and Mint mark upright.
KM#130.2a Inverted Initials and Mint mark.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1785 FM KM#130.2a
1786 FM KM#130.2a
1787 FM KM#130.2a
1788 FM KM#130.1a
1788 FM KM#130.2a

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