Mexico 1814-D MZ real

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 3145
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This specimen was lot 3145 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. War of Independence. Real, 1814-DMZ. NGC VG-08. Draped, laureate bust. VERY RARE three year type. Typical crude manufacturing. Bold date, clear mintmark and assayers letters." 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.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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