Mexico 1800-Mo FM real

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from Sedwick Treasure Auction 21, lot 1605

This specimen was lot 1605 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1800FM, ex-Craig. BU with original luster, choice strike and rims, splash of light toning only near bottom of reverse, would tie the finest known at NGC if it hit MS 64. Pedigreed to the Freeman Craig auction of March 31, 1981, with original lot-tag #423." This specimen is an example of a type struck 1792-1808 in Mexico City. Harris[2] notes Mexico City and Potosi as tied for abundance of Charles IV one reales but the earlier dates are not so common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.34 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-81; CT-1146.

Source:

  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [2]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.

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