Mexico 1837/6-Ga JG 1/2 real

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 8137
Mexico 1837Ga medio rev Ponterio 159-8137.jpg

This specimen was lot 8137 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $4,025. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Guadalajara. 1/2 Real, 1837/6-GaJG. RARE date and exceptional condition. Toned. A superb gem! NGC MS-66." This specimen was struck at the Guadalajara mint in 1837, one of a type struck there 1825-62. Assayer JG is listed for 1837-39, 1842-43 and 1845-62. Even the SCWC notes this date as rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 370.5.

Source:

  • 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: A Guide to U. S., Canadian and Mexican Coins, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 159: the March 2011 Baltimore Auction, featuring the Len Novotny collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers & Ponterio, 2011.

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