Mexico 1728-Mo D 1/2 real

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 1665
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This specimen was lot 1665 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $119. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1728(D), rare. Bold full date above crown and full mintmark (off-center), nice full cross, oblong flan, silvery AVF." Assayer D is noted for 1726-30. This specimen is a silver cob half real struck at Mexico City several years before the conversion to milled coinage. Specimens with clear dates are unusual.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 1.15 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayon-8204, S-M23a; KM-30.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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