Mexico (1542-55) LM real

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Ponterio sale 150, lot 9119

This coin was lot 9119 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $402.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Carlos and Johanna, Late Series. 1 Real Assayer L (L-M), ND (154?-1552 or 1553). Deep sharp strike, nice legends, lustrous surfaces. CHOICE EXTREMELY FINE-ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." The "Carlos and Johanna" coinage of 1536-55 is complicated and difficult to disentangle as records are sparse and the coins are not dated. Ponterio[1] gives details of the latest research. The early series of 1536-41 is rare in all denominations.

Recorded mintage: Unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .931 fine silver, .100 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 9; Nesmith-80; Cal-type-103#143a, Cayón-3046.

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, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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