Mexico (1536)-Mo R 4 reales

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 13276
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This specimen was lot 13276 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $2,232. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Carlos & Johanna Series. 4 Reales, ND (1536)-R. Assayer R. Gothic M, Assayer Francisco del Rincon. Doubling on reverse. FINE." The "Carlos and Johanna" coinage of 1536-55 is complicated and difficult to disentangle as records are sparse and the coins are not dated. The early series of 1536-41 is rare in all denominations.

Recorded mintage: Unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 13.22 gms.

Catalog reference: KM-16; cf.Nes-6b, Cayón no. 3122.


  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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