Mexico 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 Reales (Ferdinand) 1809 to 1821
King Ferdinand VII ruled Spain between 1808 and 1821. Mexico, as a Spanish colony, produced oodles of silver and gold coins bearing his likeness. This page applies to the silver coins, called reales. The gold coins are called escudos. Similar coins, dated earlier, bear likenesses of Kings Charles (Carolus) III and IIII. See this page for the Charles coins.
Coin: 12584 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: BC, Thu, 27-Sep-2012 12:42:35 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 29-Nov-2012 16:55:27 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 25-Nov-2012 22:10:40 GMT
Requester description: 1809 Side 1: Bust of King in center,Lettering around outer edge of coin starting bottom reading clockwise= 1809 FERDIN VII DEI GRATIA Side 2: Crowned Arms in center of coin flanked by a bannered piller on each side of the Arms,Lettering around outer edge of coin starting from top reading clockwise= HISPAN ET IND REX (small o over large M) 8R HI
Tags: mexico 1 2 4 8 real reales reale ferdinand frd furdinand ferdinandvs ferdnd frdnd ferdinan ferdinandus furdinan ferdin crown pillar shield bust king offcenter off center centers centered letter leters letters lettering lettered vii dei gratia grattia crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera coat arms coats crests insignia crest creast flank flanked flanks flanking banner banners bannered piller pillars spain espana spainish hispan espanas hispanirvm spanich hispana espania espa spanish hisp espanola et ind rex over large hi column columns upright