Mexico 1611-Mo F 2 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24304
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
the vast majority of cob eight reales, such as this one, lack dates
Mexico c1600 8 reales rev 600.jpg

This specimen was lot 24304 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $288. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 Reales, 1611-F. Philip III (1598-1621). PCGS Genuine Secure Holder. Full shield, crude strike as usual, light surface corrosion. FINE." This type was struck 1598-1621 in Mexico City and is not rare except in high grade. The vast majority lack dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 6.53 gms.

Catalog reference: Cayón-4635, KM-32.2; Cal-Type 110 #345.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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