Mexico 1784-Mo FM 4 reales

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 35120
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 35120 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $106. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 4 Reales, 1784Mo FM. NGC VF Details-Surface Hairlines." The four reales is the scarcest of the colonial denominations and when found, is usually in low grade.

Recorded mintage: Unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .903 fine silver, .393 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 97.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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