Mexico 1848-Go PM 4 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 ANA sale, lot 21345
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This specimen was lot 21345 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $900. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 4 Reales, 1848/7-Go PM. Guanajuato Mint. Republic. NGC MS-63. A better date in an absolutely unreal state of preservation, this fully argent specimen features a clear overdate as well as a fairly solid strike for the type. No doubt, this will be enticing to the advanced collector of 19th century Mexican issues." Shown is an 1847Go-PM 4 reales, one of a type struck at the Guanajuato mint 1835-1870. Assayer PM is recorded for 1842-48. Ten mints (Mexico City, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Potosi, Oaxaca, Hermosillo, Real del Catorce, Guadalupe y Calvo, Guadalajara and Culiacan) struck this type of which Guanajuato is tied with Zacatecas as the commonest mint. This particular date is common but like all four reales, rare in high grade as shown.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-375.4.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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