Mexico 1856-Ga JG 4 reales

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 352

This specimen was lot 352 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, 4 reales, Guadalajara mint, 1856 JG, some surface marks from circulation, very fine and clear, very rare." 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 date is listed but not priced in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

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

Catalog reference: KM 375.2.

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.
  • [2]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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