Mexico 1824-Do RL real
This specimen was lot 305 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Republic, Hookneck Coinage, 1 real, Durango mint, 1824 RL, type 1, smooth snake pattern, rev., reversed superscript s's in legend (Hubbard & O'Harrow pp 120-123, this piece illustrated), well-worn but fully legible, extremely rare. Ex Antonio Deana Salmerón Collection." After the collapse and ouster of Iturbide's empire, the Republic of Mexico inaugurated coinage using the "hook-neck" style eagle. The Durango mint used this style to produce one, two and eight reales, of which the rarest is the one real shown here.
Recorded mintage: unknown but extremely rare.
Specification: 3.38 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.098 troy oz ASW, this specimen 3.12 g.
Catalog reference: KM 371.1.
- Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola,
WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
- Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
- Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
- Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins
and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.