Mexico 1808-Mo TH 1/2 real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1808 medio real rev DSLR.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 The bust of Charles IV was superseded by the "imaginary bust" of Ferdinand VII (used because Ferdinand was rotting in a French prison) during this year; both types are known for 1808.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: Cayón-13353, KM 72.

Source:

  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.

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