1809 Large Silver Coin Mexico 8 Reales Mint Mark Mo Assayer TH Ferdinand VII of Spain, Toned Very Fine or Better
Description: A great looking and nicely toned very fine or better 1809 Mexican silver coin. This is the Ferdinand VII 8 Reales depicting the bust of King Ferdinand the Seventh of Spain on the obverse. The obverse of this large, silver dollar size coin, has the legend "FERDIN.VII.DEI.GRATIA" surrounding the king's bust and the date 1809 below it. The reverse depicts the crowned arms of Spain between pillars with the legend "HESPANIA.ET IND.REX" followed by the mint mark "Mo" then 8R. T.H. all surrounding the arms. These coins were used extensively in the US before the silver dollars were circulated. The coin is nicely toned 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 ~40 mm in diameter and weighs ~26.8 grams of 89.6 silver.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a nice very fine or much better with all the details being well preserved and wear commensurate with its age and circulated state. The coin has wear on the crown (this may be a die issue) on the reverse as well as the king's hair of top of the obverse. It also has wear to the highest points but still retains its details and looks great. The coin has scratches, dings and bag marks, which do not distract from its great eye appeal. Other than that the coin is problem free. Please view scan for additional condition information.