Mexico 1860-Zs VL 1/2 real

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from Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 42602
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This specimen was lot 42602 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Real, 1860-ZsVL. NGC MS-65. Finest graded by a two point margin at the grading services (NGC/PCGS), and with little wonder. Deep orange tone invades from the peripheries with sensational sky-blue and lavender tone taking-up residence above the remaining surfaces. A piece when seen in hand that instantly becomes a must-have coin." The Zacatecas mint struck this type 1826-69 and most dates are common, including this one. Assayer MO and overdate 1860/59 are noted for the year.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: KM-370.11.


  • 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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