Vatican Bronze Medal Pope Paul II Right Public Cheerfulness-Hilaritas Pvblica
Description: A great looking and fairly lustrous extremely fine to about uncirculated 1814 Mexican silver coin. This is the Ferdinand the seventh 8 Reales depicting the bust of King Ferdinand VII of Spain facing right, 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 1814 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. J.J. all surrounding the arms. These coins were used extensively in the US before the silver dollars were circulated. The coin is 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 ~39 mm in diameter and weighs ~26.8 grams of 90.3% silver.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a nice extremely fine or much better (could be about uncirculated) with all the details being very well preserved and showing minor wear commensurate with its age and circulated state. The coin shows some minor areas of strike weakness especially along the edge of both sides but has not truly seen much circulation. The arms on the reverse as well as the king's bust on the obverse show very little wear if any and are very well preserved. The coin has a few minor scratches, dings and bag marks, which do not distract from its great eye appeal. Other than that, the coin is problem free and in great condition for being over 180 years old. Please view photos for additional condition information.
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