Mexico 1861-Mo CH 1/2 real

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Goldberg sale 53, lot 3563
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg

This specimen was lot 3563 in Goldberg sale 53 (Beverly Hills, May 2009), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. ½ Real, 1861-Mo CH. Republic. Cap and rays. Deep blue and reddish toning. NGC graded MS-66." This date is one of the most common for the type but examples of this quality always bring a premium. The type was struck at Mexico City 1825-63 with assayer CH recorded for 1861-69.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 370.9.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 53: the pre-Long Beach sale, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2009.

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