Mexico 1760-Mo M 2 reales KM-86
This 1760 two reales is one of a series struck 1747-60 during the reign of Ferdinand VI (1746-59). Gilboy notes the date as uncommon. This date was also struck under Charles III, once the Mexico City mint became aware that Ferdinand VI had died in 1759. That makes this coin a posthumous issue.
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.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 grams, 0.917 fine silver, 0.200 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10471, Gilboy M-2-34, KM 86.1.
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- Guatemala 1760-G P 2 reales
- 1760 ½ real, Charles III
- 1760 ½ real, Ferdinand VI
- 1760 real Ferdinand VI
- 1760 real Charles III
- 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
- On the Pillar Coinage of Mexico, 1732-1771
- Coins and currency dated 1760
- return to Mexican colonial coinage, 1536-1822