Mexico 1830-Mo JM 2 reales

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Goldberg sale 78, lot 3461
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3461 in Goldberg sale 78 (Los Angeles, January 2014), where it sold for $117.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 2 Reales, 1830-Mo JM. Cap and rays. Softly struck in the center. Brilliant mint luster. NGC graded MS-62." This is one of a type struck struck at the Mexico City mint 1825-68. Other mints include Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Alamos, Hermosillo, Guadalajara, Culiacan, Chihuahua, Durango, Potosi, Estado de Mexico, Real de Catorce and Guadalupe y Calvo. Only Oaxaca did not strike this type. This type, legal tender in the pre Civil War United States for a quarter, is common except in uncirculated. This is a scarce date of a common mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.76 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-374.10.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Yifu Che and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg sale 78: the pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2014.

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