Spanish Silver Half Dollar, 1788

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.”
Object Name
coin
date made
1788
ruler
Charles III
mint
Mexico City Mint
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 14.058 g
place made
Mexico
place of issue
Mexico
ID Number
NU*235063.0004
accession number
235063
catalog number
NU62286
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
American Enterprise
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American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Stack, Joseph B

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