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⅛ Real "Tlaco" - Fernando VII

Coin ⅛ Real "Tlaco" - Fernando VII Mexico obverse
Coin ⅛ Real "Tlaco" - Fernando VII Mexico reverse

Overall information

  • Name

    ⅛ Real "Tlaco" - Fernando VII

  • Country

    Mexico

  • Issuer

    Mexico

  • Period

    Mexico – Colonial ‒ Real (1535-1821)

  • Face word

    1/8 Real = 1/4 vellón

  • Emission years

    1814 - 1816

  • Demonetized

    Yes

Technical information

  • Item type

    coin

  • Subtype

    common coin

  • Material

    Copper

  • Weight

    3.5 g

  • Diameter

    3.5 mm

  • Thickness

    3.5 mm

  • Shape

    Round

  • Alignment

    ↑↑

Comments

  • Small value copper coins were produced during the reign of Ferdinand VII using the "vellón" monetary system. Using this system, 2/4 vellón (señal) was equivalent to 1/4 real, 1/4 vellón (tlaco) was equivalent to 1/8 real, and 1/8 vellón (pilón) was equivalent to 1/16 real. The denomination on the coin (1/4) refers to 1/4 vellón.

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