Mexico 1850-Mo GC 4 reales

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 364

This specimen was lot 364 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £100 (about US$155 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, 4 reales, Mexico City mint, 1850 GC, impaired by old scratches or attempted tooling and also with a small test-cut at rim, only fair or very good, rare." While Mexico City is not overall a rare mint for four reales, there are many rare dates within the series, of which this is one.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a very rare date, unpriced in the SCWC.

Specification: 13.54 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.3925 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 375.6.

Source:

  • 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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