Mexico 1863-C CE 1/2 real

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 8119
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This type was struck at Culiacan 1846-69, with assayer CE listed for 1846-58 and 1863-69. This specimen was lot 8119 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $316.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Culiacan. 1/2 Real, 1863/57-CCE. VERY RARE date. VERY FINE." This overdate is not listed in the SCWC. Culiacan as a whole is a less common mint tho not rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 370.2.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 159: the March 2011 Baltimore Auction, featuring the Len Novotny collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers & Ponterio, 2011.

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