Mexico 1821-Z RG 2 reales

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 1983
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 1983 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $95.20. The catalog description[1] noted, "Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821RG. Choice AU with light wear on high points and bright luster in fields, light PVC residue." This specimen is one of a series minted 1818-22 in Zacatecas during the reign of Ferdinand VII. It uses the "standard bust" of Ferdinand. The mounting anarchy unleashed during the Mexican War of Independence forced the royal authorities to open branch mints, such as Zacatecas, Guanajuato and Durango. The date is common. Assayer RG is noted for 1820-22. The Zacatecas mint, opened in 1811, closed in 1905.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW, this specimen 6.38 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-15586, KM-93.4; CT-1080.


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  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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