Mexico 1772-Mo FM 8 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Shown is an 1772MoFM 8 reales of Charles III, one of a type struck in Mexico 1772-73. The specimen shows the "FM" aligned with the mintmark but not with the reverse legend "HISPAN.ET IND.REX". Because of the inverted mintmark (1772-73 only), this date receives a premium in the market. Assayer FM is recorded for the years 1770-77. The dollar that George Washington allegedly threw over the Potomac could have been of this type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12000, KM 106.1.


  • 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.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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