8 Reales - Fernando VII Durango - Royalist coinage

Features

Issuer Mexico
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1812-1822
Value 8 Reales (8)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 27.07 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 74774
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 111.2
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 laureate bust right.

Lettering:
FERDIN•VII•DEI•GRATIA
•1816•

Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God

Reverse

Crowned shield flanked by pillars.

Lettering: •HISPAN•ET IND•REX•D•8R•RM•

Translation:
King of Spain and the Indies
Durango 8 Reales RM

Comments

Although similar in design to KM#111, these .2 coins were made by Loyalists in their region. So the design is but a mere copy of the Mexico City one. And occasionally found Over-struck on Cast 8 Reales from Chihuahua and rarely on top of pre-1816 8 Reales in general.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1812 D RM
1813 D MZ
1813 D RM
1814 D MZ Over-date 1814/2 exists.
1815 D MZ
1816 D MZ
1817 D MZ
1818 D MZ
1818 D RM Over-initials CG/RM exist.
1819 D CG Over-initials CG/RM exist.
1820 D CG
1821 D CG
1822 D CG

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