Mexico (1542-57)-Mo L 2 reales

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31295
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This specimen was lot 31295 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles & Johanna "Late Series" 2 Reales ND (1542-57) Mo-L AU50 NGC, Mexico City mint. Lightly circulated with original luster visible beneath a gray base of tone that holds delicate blue and purple iridescent hues. A small flan crack is seen near 6 o'clock on the pillar side, and the strike is slightly doubled in places, but the overall choice eye-appeal remains unaffected. Ex. Kent Ponterio Collection (Ponterio 8/2009 - Lot 9138); Aureo (5/1991 - Lot 589) Selections from the Isaac Rudman Numismatic Cabinet."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine silver, .199 troy oz ASW, this specimen 27 mm diameter, 6.8 g.

Catalog reference: KM0012, Cal-117, Nesmith-89c, Cayón-3077.


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  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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