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Mexico 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 Reales (Ferdinand)  1809 to 1821
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.

If you are not familiar with coins like this, read our Summary Page about Spanish Colonial Coins for guidelines and approximate values.

The listings below call out approximate catalog values for the Ferdinand coins of Mexico.

1/2 REAL FERDINAND (18 mm diameter)
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved (like our picture): $60
coins with date 1812 and initials JJ are worth about twice these values

1 REAL FERDINAND (20 mm diameter)
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved (like our picture): $120
coins with dated 1813, 1814 and 1818, and intials JJ are worth about three times these values

2 REALES FERDINAND (25 mm diameter)
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved (like our picture): $300
coins dated after 1813 are worth about half these values
special coin 1811TH catalogs at $400 average circulated

4 REALES FERDINAND (33 mm diameter)
worn: $75 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $380
well preserved (like our picture): $1100
special coin 1812HJ catalogs at $1000 average circulated

8 REALES FERDINAND (38 mm diameter)
worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved (like our picture): $160
special coin 1810TH catalogs at $400 average circulated

Use our Important Terminology page to properly interpret these values.

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
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 11-Nov-2014 23:06:17 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 reales real ferdinand meican mex mexicana mexicanos mecican mexio nexicana mexicano mexican reale frd furdinand ferdinandvs ferdnd frdnd ferdinan ferdinandus furdinan ferdin bust king center offcenter lettering letter vii dei gratia crowned crown arms coat flanked flank bannered banner piller pillar hispan spain et ind rex over large hi kings rois konigreich konigin off centers centered leters letters lettered grattia tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera coats crests insignia crested crest creast flanks flanking banners pillars espana spainish espanas hispanirvm spanich hispana espania espa spanish hisp espanola etind exind rexm rexind rexx rexetind larger largish shield sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields column columns upright

Comments

I have a small silver coin with obverse Bust of King lettering FERDIND VII DEI GEATTA date 1809. Reverse crowned arms center with lettering
HISPAN ET R NG M, I see that the coin description below Does not have the 'D' in FERDIN and on the reverse my coin has 'R NG M' rather than 'REX'. What is this coin and where can I get more information. - Jack Sellards
Jack -- That's a deficiency in our page, which shows only coins from Mexico. With the 'NG' notation, yours is from Guatemala. Values are about the same. Please see this page [PRESS HERE] for an explanation of mint designators on these coins. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a coin dei gratia 1814 ferdin VII at its rear HISPAN.ET.IND.REX.M.8R.II CAN I know its origins? - Rasyidi
The 'M' is the mint mark (should have a small 'o' above it and indicates that your coin was minted in Mexico City. - CoinQuest (Todd)

I have 4 reales ferdin VII year 1810 but bear the face of king carolus. is this genuine? - badr
We have not heard of such a coin. The bust of Charles (Carolus) is very different than Ferdinand, so it should be easy to tell. The last Charles coin was minted in 1808, so 1810 should be Ferdinand. If you want to send us pictures, please start an e-mail exchange using the 'Contact' button at the top of the home page. - CoinQuest (Paul)

HELLO I have 30 coins, 1793 Carolus IIII minted in Lima, Peru by fm. It's 8R.In perfect condition. What is the estimated value? and how can i sell them - Badr
( DEI.GRATIA.1793.IIII / .HISPAN.ET IND.REX.m.8R.F.M. )
Badr, have a look at this page: CLICK HERE. If they are real, you could sell them to a dealer or sell them yourself - eBay is a popular site for coin collectors. If you'd like to create an advertisement on CoinQuest using the free ad service, just click on 'Buy and Sell Coins' to get started. - CoinQuest (Todd)

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