Mexico 1861-Ho FM 4 reales

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11260
photo courtesy Stacks-Bowers LLC
from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1861Ho 4 reales rev DSLR.jpg

The first specimen was lot 11260 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 4 Reales, 1861-HoFM. PCGS AU-53. RARE in this grade. Light wear, pretty pastel toning." Four reales are known from Hermosillo for 1861 and 1867 and this is the scarcer of the two dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

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

Catalog reference: KM-375.5.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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