Mexico 1848-GC MP 2 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Shown is an 1848GC-MP two reales, one of a type struck 1844-51. Assayer MP is the sole assayer recorded for the Guadalupe y Calvo mint. Other mints include Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Alamos, Hermosillo, Zacatecas, Culiacan, Chihuahua, Durango, Potosi, Estado de Mexico, Real de Catorce and Mexico City. 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. The 1861MoCH is the only date of two reales that is reasonably common in high grade, the result of the dispersal of a hoard.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 374.7.

Source:

  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.

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