⅛ Real "Tlaco" - Fernando VII

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

Name ⅛ Real "Tlaco" - Fernando VII
Country Mexico
Issuer Mexico
Currency Real (1535-1821)
Face value 1/8 Real = 1/4 vellón
Period Colonial
Issue period 1814 - 1816
Commemorative reason -
Out of circulation? Yes
Thematic
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Technical information

Item type coin
Subtype common coin
Material plain: Copper main
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Format 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.
Faces
Coin ⅛ Real "Tlaco" - Fernando VII Mexico obverse

Obverse

Legends FERDIN • VII • D • G • HISP • REX • 1814 •
Mo VII 1/4
English translation
Image source Heritage Auctions
Description Crowned monogram flanked by value and mint mark.
Coin ⅛ Real "Tlaco" - Fernando VII Mexico reverse

Reverse

Image source Heritage Auctions
Description Arms without shield within laurel wreath

Edge

Description Corded
Emissions

1814

Calendar Gregorian
Emissions -
Mint mark Mo

1815

Calendar Gregorian
Emissions -
Mint mark Mo

1816

Calendar Gregorian
Emissions -
Mint mark Mo

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