Mexico (1541-42)-Mo P 2 reales

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 13275

This specimen was lot 13275 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,292. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Carlos & Johanna, Early Series. 2 Reales, ND (1541-42). Assayer P (oMo-oPo). Assayer Pedro de Espina. Minor corrosion on the reverse, toned. VERY 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: 6.77 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 6.47 gms.

Catalog reference: KM-11; cf.Nes-25a, Cayón-3082.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • [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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