Mexico 1851-Go PF 4 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6991
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This specimen was lot 6991 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 4 Reales, 1851-GoPF. NGC MS-62. Light attractive mottled tone." Shown is an 1851-Go PF four reales, one of a type struck at the Guanajuato mint 1835-1870. Assayer PF is recorded for 1849-61. Ten mints (Mexico City, Zacatecas, Guadalupe y Calvo, Guanajuato, 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.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: KM-375.4.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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