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Choice and Original Mexico 1810 HJ Military Bust 8 Reales

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Mexico. 1810 HJ 8 reales. Mexico City mint. Ferdinand VII. EF-45 (NGC). A beautiful and original example of this short-lived bust type, called the "military" or "imaginary" bust. There was typically a lag time between the proclamation of a new Spanish king and the arrival of his official portrait from the mainland, but in the case of Ferdinand VII this was even longer owing to the Napoleonic occupation. This bust, looking nothing like Ferdinand at all, was created in Mexico, and other colonial mints likewise created their own. The surfaces of this piece preserve nearly all of the original frosty lustre, suggesting that the grading service undergraded this significantly, with exemplary gray toning showing golden highlights and hints of other shades. A network of interesting die cracks frame the obverse periphery, reminiscent of some seen on Bust halves. The central obverse is not quite fully struck, as often seen on this type. The eye appeal is superb, fit for a collector who is choosy about originality.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade XF45
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013033

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Mexico. 1810 HJ 8 reales. Mexico City mint. Ferdinand VII. EF-45 (NGC). A beautiful and original example of this short-lived bust type, called the "military" or "imaginary" bust. There was typically a lag time between the proclamation of a new Spanish king and the arrival of his official portrait from the mainland, but in the case of Ferdinand VII this was even longer owing to the Napoleonic occupation. This bust, looking nothing like Ferdinand at all, was created in Mexico, and other colonial mints likewise created their own. The surfaces of this piece preserve nearly all of the original frosty lustre, suggesting that the grading service undergraded this significantly, with exemplary gray toning showing golden highlights and hints of other shades. A network of interesting die cracks frame the obverse periphery, reminiscent of some seen on Bust halves. The central obverse is not quite fully struck, as often seen on this type. The eye appeal is superb, fit for a collector who is choosy about originality.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade XF45
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10013033

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