Mexico 1814-Ga MR 4 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen displays the standard bust of Ferdinand VII used in Mexico on the four reales 1816-21, but this is a Guadalajara issue, known from 1814-15. The four reales is the scarcest of the silver denominations and the "standard bust" of Ferdinand VII is a scarce type for the denomination, even in low grade. The Guadalajara issue, tho not common, appears quite a bit more often than the Mexico City issue. The bust was likely copied from the eight reales, as the Mexico City mint issued no standard bust four reales until 1816.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 102.2.

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.

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