Mexico 1808-Mo TH 1/2 real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1808 medio real rev DC.jpg

Shown is an 1808MoTH half real, one of a type struck 1792-1808. The bust of Charles IV was superseded by the "imaginary bust" of Ferdinand VII (used because Ferdinand was rotting in a French prison) during this year; both types are known for 1808. Assayer TH is recorded for the years 1804-10.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 1.69 g, .896 fine silver, .048 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 72.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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