Mexico 1808-Mo TH 4 reales

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Shown is an 1808MoTH four reales, one of a type struck 1792-1808 in Mexico City. Unlike the eight reales, no Ferdinand VII issues are known for 1808. Assayer TH is recorded for the years 1801-10. The four reales is the scarcest of the colonial denominations and when found is usually in low grade. Harris[1] notes that Potosi mint four reales are about twice as common as Mexico City issues.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-13818, KM 100.


  • 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, 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.
  • [1]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.

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