Mexico 1860-Zs VL real

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 1903

This specimen was lot 1903 in Classical Numismatic Group's auction of the Richard Lissner collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $574.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO, Primera República. 1823-1863. AR Real. Zacatecas mint. Vicente Larramaga, assayer. Dated 1860 Zs VL. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Gem lightly toned brilliant uncirculated. Just a hint of patina over very lustrous fields. Highest graded for this date and only a few graded higher for the type. A superb coin. Purchased from M. Louis Teller, August 1981." This date is common for the type but examples of this quality always bring a premium. The type was struck at Zacatecas 1826-62, 1868-69 with assayer VL recorded for 1859-64.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver, .099 troy oz ASW, this specimen Ø20 mm, 3.40 g, 6h axis.

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]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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