Mexico 1814-Mo JJ 1/2 real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1814 medio real rev DC.jpg

Shown is an 1814MoJJ half real, one of a type struck 1808-14. The "imaginary bust" shown of Ferdinand VII (used because Ferdinand was rotting in a French prison) was superseded by the "standard bust" used 1815-21. Assayer JJ is recorded for the years 1812-21. This type is very reasonably priced in the worn condition shown here.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 1.69 g, .896 fine silver, .048 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 73.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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