Mexico 1845-Zs OM 2 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1845Zs 2 reales rev DSLR.jpg
close up of the date, showing extensive die erosion

Shown is an 1845ZsOM two reales, one of a type struck struck at the Zacatecas mint 1825-70. Assayers OM (Manuel Ochoa and Manual Miner) are recorded this mint for the years 1831-55. Other mints include Guanajuato, Mexico City, Alamos, Hermosillo, Guadalajara, Culiacan, Chihuahua, Durango, Potosi, Estado de Mexico, Real de Catorce and Guadalupe y Calvo. Only Oaxaca did not strike this type. This type, legal tender in the pre Civil War United States for a quarter, is common except in uncirculated. This date is common. The SCWC notes "large letters" and "small letters" varieties.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.76 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 374.12.

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, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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