Mexico 1808-Mo TH 8 reales Charles IV
Shown is an Mexico 1808MoTH eight reales, one of a type struck 1791-1808. Assayer TH is recorded for the years 1803-10. The eight reales of Charles IV is the commonest Mexican colonial coin, rivaled only by the following eight reales of Ferdinand VII (1808-21). Mintages are not known but must have been in the millions to account for the number of survivors. This type is available in all grades although nice Uncirculated pieces can be expensive. This date is common along with eight reales of Ferdinand VII, also issued in 1808.
Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 109.
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