Mexico 1760-Mo M 1/2 real KM-67
The 1760 MoM is one of a series of half reales struck 1757-60, during the reign of Ferdinand VI. Gilboy lists this date as common, and a 1760/59 variety exists that is very rare. In addition, in 1760 half reales were also minted with the name of Carlos III (written as CAR III), for which a 1760/59 variety also exists. The issues of 1757-60 have dissimilar crowns atop the pillars; earlier dates have similar crowns.
Mexican numismatists hotly debate which side of the coin constitutes the obverse. Gilboy 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.
Specification: 1.66 grams, .917 fine silver, .049 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10248, Gilboy M-05-36, KM 67.2.
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- Yonaka, Brad, A Variety Guide to the Fractional Pillar Coinage of Mexico City, 1732-1771, Long Beach, CA: Agorocu Consulting, 2017.
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- 1759 ½ real
- 1760 ½ real Charles III
- 1760 real Ferdinand VI
- 1760 real Charles III
- 1760 2 reales Ferdinand VI
- 1760 2 reales Charles III
- 1760 4 reales Ferdinand VI
- 1760 4 reales Charles III
- 1760 8 reales Ferdinand VI
- 1760 8 reales Charles III
- 1760 1 escudo
- 1760 2 escudos
- 1760 4 escudos
- 1760 8 escudos
- 1761 ½ real
- On the Pillar Coinage of Mexico, 1732-1771
- Coins and currency dated 1760
- return to Mexican colonial coinage, 1536-1822