Mexico 1832-Do RM 1/2 real

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 323

This specimen was lot 323 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £1,800 (about US$2,788 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, half-real, Durango mint, 1832 RM/L, M of assayer's mark over L, mint state and toned, extremely rare." Durango half reales are not common but this is a scarce date, especially in this quality. This is the first year of issue. Two varieties are noted for this date: 1832-Do RM (scarce) and Do RM/L (rare).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .903 fine silver, .049 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 370.3.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]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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