Mexico 1783-Mo FF 8 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
from the Mountain Groan Collection

Shown is an 1783MoFF 8 reales of Charles III, one of a type struck 1773-84. Assayer FF is known for 1777-84. Assayer FM, also listed for 1783, is very rare. The dollar that George Washington allegedly threw over the Potomac could have been of this type. Harris[1] 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.

Source:

  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.

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