Mexico 1851-Zs OM real

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Ponterio sale 152, lot 7421
image courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was struck at the Zacatecas mint in 1851. This mint struck silver and gold coins 1826-1905, with one reals known for 1826-62 and 1868-69. The issues of Zacatecas, along with Guanajuato and Mexico City, are generally common. This specimen was lot 7421 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $230. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Real, 1851-ZsOM. Toned. PCGS MS-64."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver, .099 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 372.10.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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