Mexico 1813-D RM real

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 21165
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This specimen was lot 21165 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. War of Independence. Durango. Real, 1813-RM. VERY FINE. RARE. The portrait in particular is exceptionally well preserved for the issue. Medium gray toning with a hint of rose, and with a few light deposits in reverse pillars. A highly desirable and RARE type that should produce much interest as it heads to auction." The Durango mint was opened in 1811 to process local ore during the anarchy of the War of Independence. It struck one reales 1813-15 as well as half, two, four and eight reales.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-83.1; Cal-Type-314#1100.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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