8 Escudos - Fernando VII Guadalajara - Royalist Coinage

Features

Issuer Mexico
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1821
Value 8 Escudos (128)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Gold (.875)
Weight 27.07 g
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 74799
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 161.1
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

Laureate bust right.

Lettering:
FERDIN•VII•D•G•HISP•ET IND•R
•1821•

Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God King of Spain and the Indies

Reverse

Crowned arms flanked by value with order chain around and legend on outer circle.

Lettering:
IN•UTROQ•FELIX•
•AUSPICE•DEO
8 S
•GA• •F•S•

Translation:
Happily in one as in the other World under God's sight.
8 Escudos
Guadalajara FS

Comments

Although similar to KM#161, this .1 coin was made in Guadalajara, without Mexico City Mint authorization or their dies, by loyalists to show their support to the Spanish Crown.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1821 GA FS

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