Mexico 1660-Mo P 1/2 real

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from the Sedwick Treasure Auction 21, lot 760

This specimen was lot 760 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1660/59P, very rare. Full date (first specimen we have recorded), nearly full but off-center monogram, full but partially flat cross, About Fine, lightly toned." This specimen is a silver cob half real struck at Mexico City 1622-62. Specimens with clear dates are unusual, to the point where the SCWC does not list this date. In 1728, cobs were debased from .931 to .917 fine silver.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 grams, .931 fine silver, this specimen 1.30 grams.

Catalog reference: S-M19; KM-22 (unlisted date), Cayón-7150.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.

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