Mexico 1832-Zs OM 4 reales

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11266
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 11266 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $431. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 4 Reales, 1832-ZsOM. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Dove gray tone. Attractive early date. Nice strike." Assayer OM is recorded for 1830-55; four reales were struck at Zacatecas 1830-70. Ten mints (Mexico City, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Potosi, Oaxaca, Hermosillo, Real del Catorce, Guadalupe y Calvo, Guadalajara and Culiacan) struck this type of which Zacatecas is tied with Guanajuato as the commonest mint. This particular date is slightly scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .903 fine silver, .392 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 375.9.


  • 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.

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