8 Reales - Fernando VII Guadalajara - Royalist coinage

Features

Country Mexico
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1812-1822
Value 8 Reales (8)
Currency War of Independence - Real (1810-1822)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 27.07 g
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 74776
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References KM# 111.3
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 with legend around.

Lettering:
FERDIN•VII•DEI•GRATIA
•1813•

Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God

Reverse

Crowned arms shield flanked by pillars with legend around.

Lettering: HISPAN•ET IND•REX•GA•8R•M•R•

Translation:
King of Spain and the Indies
Guadalajara 8 Reales MR

Comments

Although similar in design to KM#111, these .3 coins were made by Loyalists in their region. So the design is but a mere copy of the Mexico City one.  Earlier dates are found over-struck over other coin types, later varieties are usually struck on new discs.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1812 GA MR 0%
1813 GA MR 0% Over-date 1813/2 exists.
1814 GA MR 7% Several bust varieties exist.
1815 GA MR 0%
1818 GA FS 14%
1821 GA FS 86% Over-dates 1821/18 and 1821/2 exist.
1822 GA FS 0% Over-date 1822/1 exists.

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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