8 Reales - Fernando VII Guanajuato - 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# 74777
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References KM# 111.4
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
•1813•

Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God

Reverse

Crowned arms shield flanked by pillars, with legend around.

Lettering: •HISPAN•ET IND•REX•Go•8R•J•J•

Translation:
King of Spain and the Indies
Guanajuato 8 Reales JJ

Comments

Although similar in design to KM#111, these .4 coins were made by Loyalists in their region. So the design is but a mere copy of the Mexico City one. Some were struck on perfect discs, others on lower quality ones.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1812 Go JJ
1813 Go JJ
1821 Go JM
1822 Go JM

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