Spanish Colonial Pillar Silver 1 Real Coin. Mint Year: 1740 Mint Mark: Mexico (Mo) Denomination: 1 Real. Certified and graded by NGC as VF-35!Diameter: 20mm Material: Silver Weight: 3.3gm Obverse: Shield of Arms of Castile and León, flanked by assayer letters (MF) and value (I) between rosettes. Philip V by the Grace of God, King of the Spains and the Indies. Reverse: Two orbs with a crown above (representing the Old and the World). The orbs are over the Straits of Gibraltar, flanked by two crowned pillars, representing the Pillars of Hercules, with PLUS VLTRA. On banners wrapped around the columns, date below.
Legend: VTRA QUE VNUM / Mo 1740 Mo Translation. On both sides - Unity. Philip V was the second son of Louis. And Maria Anna of Bavaria, known as. He was a younger brother of Louis, duc de Bourgogne and an uncle of Louis XV of France.
His paternal grandparents were Louis XIV of France and Maria Theresa of Spain. His maternal grandparents were Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria and Adelaide Henriette of Savoy, the daughter of Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy. Philip helped his Bourbon relatives to make territorial gains in the War of the Polish Succession and the War of the Austrian Succession by reconquering Naples and Sicily from Austria and Oran from the Ottomans. Finally, at the end of his reign Spanish forces also successfully defended their American territories from a large British invasion during the War of Jenkins' Ear. During his reign, Spain began to recover from the stagnation it had suffered during the twilight of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty.
Ferdinand VI of Spain, his son by his first queen Maria Luisa of Savoy, succeeded him. Philip was afflicted by fits of manic depression and increasingly fell victim to a deep melancholia. His second wife, Elizabeth Farnese, completely dominated her passive husband. She bore him further sons, including another successor, Charles III of Spain.
He was later helped with his affliction by the castrato singer Carlo Broschi, famously known as Farinelli, who, for twenty years, sang the same four arias each night to the king before he went to sleep. Philip died on 9 July 1746 and was buried in his favorite Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso. The item "1740, Mexico, Philip V. Spanish Colonial Pillar Silver 1 Real Coin. NGC VF-35" is in sale since Monday, August 30, 2021.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\North & Central America\Mexico\Colonial (up to 1821)". The seller is "coinworldtv" and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.