Costa Rica 1842-MM 1/2 real
This specimen was lot 1012 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $340.34. The catalog description noted, "Costa Rica, 1/2 real, 1842MM, Carrillo. Nicely toned VF with tiny hole at top, typical condition for this scarce one-year type." This one year type has no photo in the SCWC. This holed specimen realized the catalog value for a specimen without a hole.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 1.39 grams.
Catalog reference: KM-32.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Gurdian, Raul, Contribucion al Estudio de las Monedas de Costa Rica: 100 Años de Colon, 2a Ed., San José, Costa Rica, 1997.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.