Ecuador 1841-MV real

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Heritage sale 3008, lot 21090
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 21090 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $2,932.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ecuador. Republic Real 1841-MV, toned Fine, evenly worn with all details boldly expressed and no obvious flaws. Rare date." This specimen is one of a series struck 1836-41. It is scarce, even in low grade. All pre-decimal Ecuadorian coinage is hard to find and hotly pursued.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.4-3.9 g, .667 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 17.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.

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