Mexico 1781-Mo FF 2 reales

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4725
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 4725 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 50 CHF (about US$63 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXIKO Carlos III. 1760-1788. 2 Reales 1781. Assayer FF. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Mexico, Charles III, 1760-88, two reales of 1781, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This specimen is one of a series minted 1773-89 in Mexico City during the reign of Charles III. Assayer FF is recorded for 1778-86. The Mexico City mint, opened in 1538, is still in operation.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW, this specimen 6,58 g.

Catalog reference: C.T. 1222, KM 88.2.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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