4 Reales - Fernando VII Durango - Royalist coinage

4 Reales - Fernando VII (Durango - Royalist coinage) - obverse4 Reales - Fernando VII (Durango - Royalist coinage) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Mexico
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1814-1817
Value 4 Reales
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 13.54 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
74796
References KM# 102.1
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Right facing draped bust with laurel wreath. ribbon at back of head.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
FERDIN · VII· DEI · GRATIA
· 1816 ·

Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God

Reverse

Crowned shield flanked by pillars.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ·HISPAN · ET · IND·REX·D·4R·M·Z·

Translation:
King of Spain and the Indies
Durango 4 Reales MZ

Comments

Although similar in design to KM#102, these .1 coins were made by Loyalists in their region to show support for the Crown. So the design is but a mere copy of the Mexico City one.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1814 D MZ
1816 D MZ
1817 D MZ

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