Mexico 1858-C CE 4 reales

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 350

This specimen was lot 350 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £180 (about US$279 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, 4 reales, Culiacán mint, 1858 CE, with an old edge bruise, very fine and scarce." There are only six known dates for this mint: 1846, 1850, 1852, 1857, 1858 (shown here) and 1860. Only the 1860-C is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a scarce date.

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

Catalog reference: KM 375.1.

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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