Mexico 1814-Ga MR 1/2 real

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11119
Mexico 1814Ga medio real rev Ponterio 169-11119.jpg

This specimen was lot 11119 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $411. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. War of Independence Guadalajara. 1/2 Real, 1814-MR. Toned. VERY FINE." The Guadalajara mint was opened by the royalists during the War of Independence and struck half, one, two, four and eight reales in silver and four and eight escudos in gold, the only branch mint to do so during the war. Half reales dated 1812, 1814 and 1815 are known, all scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 1.69 grams, .896 fine silver, .049 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-74.2.

Sources:

  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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