Mexico 1847-GC MP 4 reales

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Ponterio sale 151, lot 9789
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

Shown is an 1847GC-MP 4 reales, one of a type struck 1827-1870. Assayer MP is the only recorded for the Guadalupe y Calvo mint, which struck 4 reales 1844-50. Ten mints (Mexico City, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Potosi, Oaxaca, Hermosillo, Real del Catorce, Guadalupe y Calvo, Guadalajara and Culiacan) struck this type of which GC is by far the scarcest. This specimen was lot 9789 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $632.50 despite being graded only Very Good.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 375.3.

Source:

  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 151: The November 2009 Baltimore auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers & Morena, 2009.

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