Mexico 1758-Mo M real

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This date is one of a series struck 1747-1760 for Ferdinand VI. It is distinguished from later issues (KM 76.2, 1757-60) of pillar one reales by having similar crowns atop the pillars on the date side. It is a 8/5 overdate, which Gilboy[1] lists as very rare.

Mexican numismatists hotly debate which side of the coin constitutes the obverse. Gilboy[1] depicts the shield side as the obverse as that side bears the king's name. However, auction catalogs and dealer listings more frequently use the pillars and globes side as the obverse, as that side bears the date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 grams, 0.917 fine silver, 0.099 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Gilboy M-1-32a, KM 76.1.

Source:

  • [1]Gilboy, Frank F., The Milled Columnarios of Central and South America: Spanish American Pillar Coinage, 1732 to 1772, Regina, Saskatchewan: Prairie Wind Publishing, 1999.
  • Yonaka, Brad, A Variety Guide to the Fractional Pillar Coinage of Mexico City, 1732-1771, Long Beach, CA: Agorocu Consulting, 2017.
  • Harper, David C., ed., North American Coins & Prices: A Guide to U. S., Canadian and Mexican Coins, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.

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