Mexico 1817-Mo JJ real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1817 real rev DSLR.jpg

This specimen is from a type was struck in Mexico City 1814-21, supserseding the imaginary bust of Ferdinand VII used 1809-14. It is listed as common but, with the exception of the 1821, does not turn up as often as one might think. A few Iturbide one reales were struck in 1822 but the republican cap-and-ray type did not commence until 1825. It is possible more 1821's were struck in later years.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .903 silver, .098 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 83.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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