Mexico 1777-Mo FM 8 reales
Shown is an 1777MoFM eight reales of Charles III, one of a type struck 1773-84. Assayer FM is recorded for the years 1770-78. Assayer FF is known for 1777-84, as well as an overdate 1777/6. The dollar that George Washington allegedly threw over the Potomac could have been of this type. Harris notes that the Mexico City eight reales is by far the most abundant coin of Charles III. The next most common issue, the two reales from Mexico City, is less than half as common.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 106.2.
- Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
- Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.