8 Reales - Fernando VII Chihuahua - Royalist coinage

Features

Issuer Mexico
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1815-1822
Value 8 Reales (8)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 27.07 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 74772
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 111.1
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

Draped bust right with legend around.

Lettering: FERDIN•VII•DEI•GRATIA

Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God

Reverse

Crowned arms shield flanked by pillars, surrounded with legend.

Lettering: •HISPAN•ET IND•REX•CA•8R•RP

Translation:
King of Spain and the Indies
Chihuahua 8 Reales RP

Comments

Although similar in design to KM#111, these .1 coins were made by Loyalists in their region. So the design is but a mere copy of the Mexico City one. And is normally found Over-struck on top of one of the following: Earlier 8 Reales, KM#123, MKA countermarked 8 Reales, 1812 cast countermarked 8 Reales, KM#202 and KM#190.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1815 CA RP
1816 CA RP
1817 CA RP
1818 CA RP
1819 CA RP Over-date 1819/8 exists.
1820 CA RP
1821 CA RP
1822 CA RP

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