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Spanish dollar from the reign of Philip V, 1739

Spanish silver dollar, reverse and obverse, from reign of Philip V.

Reverse (left)

VTRAQVE VNUM M[EXICANUS] 1739 ("Both (are) one, Mexico [City Mint], 1739")
Displays two hemispheres of a world map, crowned between the Pillars of Hercules adorned with the PLVS VLTR[A] motto.

Obverse (right)

VTRAQVE VNUM M[EXICANUS] 1739 PHILIP[PUS] V D[EI] G[RATIA] HISPAN[IARUM] ET IND[IARUM] REX ("Philip V, by the Grace of God, King of the Spains and the Indies")
Displays the arms of Castile and León with Granada in base and an inescutcheon of Anjou.

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