Mexico 1612-Mo F real
This specimen was lot 741 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $293.75. The catalog description noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1612/1F, very rare. Full date with certain 2/1 (first specimen we have recorded), full but partially weak shield and cross with odd punch-hole near center, richly toned AVF with much legend." This type was struck 1598-1621 in Mexico City and is priced much lower than the eight reales cobs tho likely much scarcer. The SCWC lists but does not picture this overdate. The vast majority lack dates, which were first applied in 1607.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .931 fine silver, .101 troy oz ASW, this specimen 3.27 grams.
Catalog reference: Cayón-4522, S-M17; KM-27.2.
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- Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.