Mexico 1798-Mo FM 4 reales
The first specimen shown was lot 1303 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $408.25. The catalog description noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1798/7FM. Deeply toned AXF with slightly off-center reverse, faint overdate (scarce), no problems." Assayer FM is recorded for the years 1784-1801. 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, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz ASW, this specimen 13.3 grams.
Catalog reference: KM-100; CT-unlisted.
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- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.