1813, Spanish Colonial 8 Reales Coin of Ferdinand VII .Mint Year: 1813
Denomination: 8 Reales
Mint Mark: Mo (Mexico Mint)
Reference: 1817-MoJJ. KM #111.
Assayers: Joaquin Davila Madrid / Jose Garcia Ansaldo
Condtion: Scrapes in obverse, few rim hits, otherwise about XF!
Material: Silver Obverse: Laureate and togate profile bust of Ferdinand VII right.
Latin Legend: FERDIN . VII . DEI . GRATIA . 1813
Translation: " Ferdinand VII by the Grace of God, 1813 " Reverse: Crowned Spanish * arms between the Pillars of Hercules adorned with PLVS VLTRA motto.
Legend: .HISPAN[IARUM].ET IND[IARUM].REX.Mo[Mexico in Monogram].8R [EALES] J.J.[assayer]
Translation: " King of the Spains and the Indies, Mexico[Mint], 8 reales " Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed. ! *Details on the Spanish Arms: arms of Castile and León, with Granada in base and an inescutcheon of Anjou . The Spanish dollar (also known as the piece of eight, the real de a ocho, or the eight real coin) is a silver coin, worth eight reales, that was minted in the Spanish Empire after a Spanish currency reform of 1497. It was legal tender in the United States until an Act of the United States Congress discontinued the practice in 1857 . Through widespread use in Europe, the Americas and ... read more