Mexico (1542-57)-L M 2 reales

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the Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 23135
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This specimen was lot 23135 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $240. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 Reales, ND (1542-55)-L M, Mexico City Mint; Assayer L. Charles & Johanna. NGC VF-35. A well struck coin with good detail on central devices and most of peripheral legends are visible. Mint mark and assayer initials are fairly clear."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, 0.931 fine silver, this specimen 6.69 g.

Catalog reference: KM-12; Nesmith-93a; Cal-Type 84 #115, Cayón-3076.


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  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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