Mexico 1847-Pi AM 4 reales

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11265
photo courtesy Stacks-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 11265 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $460. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 4 Reales, 1847-PiAM. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Rich iridescent toning." The Potosi mint struck four reales 1837-38, 1842-64, 1868-69. Many dates, including this one, are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

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

Catalog reference: KM-375.8.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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