Mexico 1826-Mo JM 1/2 real

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from Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 42582
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 42582 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Reale, 1826-MoJM. NGC MS-65. One of 3 coins graded at this level with none higher at NGC and PCGS. A glistening nearly all-white example that against all odds has remained essentially as stuck nearly two centuries later." This specimen was struck at the Mexico City mint in 1826, one of a type struck there 1825-63. Assayer JM is listed for 1825-32.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 1.69 g, .903 fine silver, .049 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-370.9.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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