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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
Colonial Mexico, Carlos III, King of Spain, 1759 - 1788 A.D., 1785 Mo FM 8R
WO47793. Silver 8 reales, SCWC KM 106, aVF, rainbow toned, weight 26.77 g, maximum diameter 38.9 mm, die axis 0o, Mexico mint, 1785 A.D.; obverse •CARLUS • III • DEI • GRATIA •, laureate, draped, and armored bust of Ferdinand right, from being, date 1785 below; reverse • HISPAN • ET IND • REX • Mo • 8R • F • M •, crowned Spanish coat of arms, flanked by pillars of Hercules draped with banner reading "PLVS VLTRA"; SOLD