Mexico 1845-Ca RG 1/2 real

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 8117
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This type was struck at Chihuahua 1844-45 only, with assayer RG listed for both. This specimen was lot 8117 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $862.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 1/2 Real, 1845-CaRG. VERY RARE. VERY GOOD." Most Chihuahua minors prior to the 1870's are scarce to rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 370.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [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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