Mexico 1816-Mo JJ 1/2 real

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 22779
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Shown is an 1816MoJJ half real, one of a type struck 1815-21. The "standard bust" shown of Ferdinand VII superseded the "imaginary bust" used 1808-14. Assayer JJ is recorded for the years 1812-21. This specimen was lot 22779 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $329. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Real, 1816-JJ. NGC MS-64. Sharply struck with attractive toning featuring electric blue in the peripheries. Great eye appeal."

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-15137, KM 74.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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