Mexico 1810-Mo HJ 4 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1810 4 reales rev DSLR.jpg

This specimen displays the imaginary bust of Ferdinand VII used in Mexico 1808-12. Ferdinand VII, languishing in a French prison, was not available to have his portrait taken. The 4 reales is the scarcest of the silver denominations. This type is considerably harder to find than the preceding Charles IV issue (KM 100, struck 1792-1808) but, in turn, comes up more often than its successor, the "standard bust" type of Ferdinand VII (KM 102, struck 1816-21).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 101.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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