Mexico 1828-EoMo LF 2 reales

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11270
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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 343
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 11270 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,035. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 Reales, 1828-EoMo LF. One year only issue. Attractive toning. VERY FINE." The second specimen was lot 343 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £400 (about US$620 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted, "Republic, 2 reales, Estado de Mexico mint, 1828 LF, slightly buckled and with a couple of bumps and scratches, very good, rare." This is by far the rarest mint for two reales.

Specification: 6.76 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM-374.5.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • [2]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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