Mexico 1848-Ga JG real

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 332

This specimen was lot 332 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £250 (about US$387 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, 1 real, Guadalajara mint, 1848 JG, about fine and clear, very rare." The Guadalajara mint produced one reales nearly continuously 1826-62. Many dates are common but this one is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a rare date.

Specification: 3.38 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.098 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 372.4.


  • 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.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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