Mexico 1841-Mo 1/8 real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This issue, struck 1841-42 and 1850-51, was the last federal attempt to drive out the abusive minting of state and municipal coppers by being heavier and better made than its competitors. In this it failed. The state and local coppers would not be banished until the introduction of the copper centavo of 1869-97 (KM 391).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14 g, copper, 29-30 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-334.

Source:

  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Bailey, Don, State & Federal Copper and Brass Coinage of Mexico, 1824-1872, Hemet, CA, 2008.

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