Mexico 1817-D MZ 4 reales
This specimen was lot 11113 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,528. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. War of Independence Durango-Cuencame. 4 Reales, 1817/6-MZ. VERY RARE. Typical crude manufacture. VERY GOOD." The four reales was the least frequently issued silver denomination during the war of independence. They were minted at Durango 1814, 1816 and 1817; all dates are rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: 13.54 grams, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-102.1.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.