Mexico 1861-Mo CH 2 reales

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Ponterio sale 135, lot 531
from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1861Mo 2 reales rev 600.jpg

Shown is an 1861MoCH 2 reales, one of a type struck 1825-72. It was lot 531 in Ponterio sale 135. Assayer CH is recorded at the Mexico City mint for the years 1861-68. Other mints include Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Alamos, Hermosillo, Zacatecas, Culiacan, Chihuahua, Durango, Potosi, Estado de Mexico, Real de Catorce and Guadalupe y Calvo. Only Oaxaca did not strike this type. This type, legal tender in the pre Civil War United States for a quarter, is common except in uncirculated. The 1861MoCH is the only date of two reales that is reasonably common in high grade, the result of the dispersal of a hoard.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.76 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 374.10.

Source:

  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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