Ecuador 1843-MV A 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 23737 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "Republic 1/4 Real 1843 MV-A Quito, VF30 NGC, rather crude with an uneven strike atop a granular planchet, but quite rare and certain to excite the specialist. An 'A' is barely visible on the hill below the fortress." This scarce type is listed for 1842-43 with "MV" and "MV A" both listed for 1843.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: .333 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 26.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.