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Mexico City, Mexico, Spanish Colonial America, Philip IV, 31 March 1621 - 17 September 1665
This coin was struck at the same time time the first English colonies were established in North America.WO97095. Silver 8 reales, Calicó y Trigo 1296 - 1318, KM Spain 38, SCWC KM45, F, legends off flan/unstruck, bumps and marks, irregular flan shape (typical for the type), weight 27.486 g, maximum diameter 41.2 mm, die axis 45o, oM mintmark, Mexico City mint, assayer D, 1621 - 1634; obverse PHILIPVS IIII DEIG (off flan), crowned arms of Spain, O/M/D left; reverse Jerusalem Cross with two castles and two lions in quarters, all inside a quatrefoil design; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 92 (2 Aug 2020), lot 1140; SOLD
Mexico, First Republic, Cap and Rays, 8 Silver Reales, 1824 Mo, Round Tail
This is the first year of the facing eagle type. 90.3% silver.SL96450. Silver 8 reales, SCWC KM 377.10 (rounded tail variety), NGC AU Details, cleaned (2846347-001); reeded edge, weight 26.60 g, maximum diameter 38.9 mm, die axis 180o, Mexico City (Mo) mint, J.M. (assayer's initials), 1824; obverse * 8R. Mo. 1824. J .M. 10 Ds. 20 Gs., Pileus (freedom cap) inscribed "LIBERTAD," surrounded by rays; reverse REPUBLICA MEXICANA, upright eagle standing left on cactus on rock, water below, eagle's head turned back right, snake in beak and right talon, wings open, rounded tail, oak branch left and olive branch right tied together with ribbon below; from the Eric J. Engstrom Collection; NGC| Lookup; SOLD
Mexico, War Of Independence, Morelos, 1813
José María Morelos was a Roman Catholic priest and Mexican revolutionary leader who led the Mexican War of Independence after the execution of Miguel Hidalgo in 1811. Morelos was captured by the Spanish royalist military, tried by the Inquisition, defrocked as a priest, and executed for treason in 1815. His lieutenant, Vicente Guerrero, continued the war for independence. Morelos is a national hero in Mexico and considered a successful military leader despite being a priest. The state of Morelos and city of Morelia are named after him. Morelos has been portrayed on the 50-peso note since 1997, and on 1-peso coins during the 1940s, 1970s and 1980s.SL96447. Copper 8 reales, SCWC KM248, NGC VF details, environmental damage (2846347-002), weight 26.29 g, maximum diameter 39 mm, die axis 0o, Oaxaca Tierra Caliente Sud mint, 1813; obverse bow and arrow, above T C (Tierra Caliente - hot country) / SUD (south) in two lines, sunburst-dash border; reverse Mo monogram (Morelos) over 8 R (8 reales) /1813 in two lines, sunburst-dash border; from the Eric J. Engstrom Collection; NGC| Lookup; SOLD