Mexico 1824-Mo JM 1/2 real
This specimen was lot 11274 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $764. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Real, 1824-MoJM. "Hook Neck". PCGS AU-55. Well struck. Golden toning." This is the only known date for a half real of the "hook-neck" style; it is fortunate that it is reasonably common in circulated condition. It was replaced by the facing eagle type in 1825 from Mexico City (KM 370.9) and Guadalajara (KM 370.5).
Specification: 1.69 g, .903 fine silver, .049 troy oz ASW.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-369.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
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