Mexico 1856-Pi MC 1/2 real

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from Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 39428
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This specimen was lot 39428 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Real, 1856-PiMC. NGC MS-65. Two at this numerical grade, with none finer at NGC and PCGS. Virtually flawless with a bit of translucent tone in the reverse fields offering testament to its fully original status. Sharply struck with loads of flash." This issue from the Potosi mint is priced about double a common date (1853 or 1854).

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.

Specification: 1.69 g, .903 fine silver, .049 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-370.10.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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