1779 FF Charles III Mexico Silver Coin 8 Reales Mint Mark Mo Chop Marked XF+
Description: A great looking extremely fine or better 1779 Mexican crown size silver coin. This is the Charles III 8 Reales depicting the bust of King Charles the third of Spain on the obverse. The obverse of this large, silver dollar size coin, has the legend "CAROLUS.III.DEI.GRATIA" surrounding the king's bust and the date 1779 below it. The reverse depicts the crowned arms of Spain between pillars with the legend "HESPAN.ET IND.REX" followed by the mint mark "Mo" then "8R. F.F." all surrounding the arms. The coin has chop marks on both the obverse and the reverse indicating that it was circulated in the far east, possibly China. Apart from the fact that these coins were used extensively in the US before the silver dollars were circulated, it was also used in the far east until they were replaced with trade dollars. The coin is clean and lustrous and shows all the details very well. It is a truly a nice coin with great eye appeal and has nice heft to it. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Weight and Size: The coin is ~38.5 mm in diameter and weighs ~26.8 grams of 0.9030 silver.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a nice extremely fine or better with all the details being well preserved and wear commensurate with its age and circulated state. The coin has even wear on both sides and some scratches, dings to the surface, and bag marks which can be seen in the photos. The coin is lustrous and has great eye appeal. The reverse is beautiful, clean, and shows details of the arms very well. It is marked with chop marks on both the obverse and the reverse suggesting it was circulated in the far east. The coin also has wear to the highest points but still retains its details and looks great. A great coin to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.
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