La Rioja 1844-B 1/2 real

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 31100
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31100 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $170.38. The catalog description[1] noted, "La Rioja. 1/2 Real 1844-B, XF40 NGC. This provisional issue possesses well-struck details for this provisional issue with deeply toned surfaces." This type was struck in Argentina 1844 only and is rather scarcer than the SCWC indicates.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 18 (filed under La Rioja).


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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