Mexico 1862-Zs VL 2 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6993
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This specimen was lot 6993 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $85. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 Reales, 1862-ZsVL. NGC AU-55. Nice amber hued tone." This date is common for the type but choice specimens are rare. The type was struck at Mexico City 1825-68 with assayer CH recorded for 1861-63 and 1867-68.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 6.77 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-374.12.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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