Mexico 1718-Mo J 1/2 real

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from Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 39339
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This specimen was lot 39339 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $381.88. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Real, 1718-MoJ. Philip V (1700-1746). NGC VF Details--Holed. 1.77 gms. Fully round Royal presentation strike. Loads of detail and nice surfaces. Small hole at 7 o'clock. Pedigree: From the David O'Harrow Collection." This specimen is a silver cob half real struck at Mexico City 1701-28. Specimens with clear dates are unusual. In 1728, cobs were debased from .931 to .917 fine silver.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 grams, .931 fine silver, .051 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-8167, Cal-type-285; KM-R24.


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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]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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