Spanish Silver Half Dollar, 1788

Description (Brief)
One (1) 8 real coin, cut in half
Mexico, 1788
Obvese Image: Half of a portrait of Charles III.
Obverse Text: DEI / GRATIA / 88
Reverse Image: Pillar and half a shield with castle on top and lion on bottom.
Reverse Text: REX / M / R / F / M
Description
This Mexican silver coin was minted in 1788. It was cut in half and bears half a portrait of Charles III, the former King of Spain, and is engraved with the unfinished inscription “Dei Gratia 88.”
date made
1788
ruler
Charles III
mint
Mexico City Mint
place made
Mexico
place of issue
Mexico
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 3.8 cm x 2.2 cm x .2 cm; 1 1/2 in x 7/8 in x 3/32 in
ID Number
NU.235063.0004
accession number
235063
catalog number
NU62286
Credit Line
Stack, Joseph B
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
American Enterprise
Coins, Currency and Medals
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object