Oaxaca 1811 2 reales

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Goldberg sale 93, 2409
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This specimen was lot 2409 in Goldberg sale 93 (Los Angeles, September 2016), where it sold for $423. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico: Oaxaca. 2 Reales, 1811 NGC Fine. War of Independence. Cast silver. 29 mm. Sud. Scarce. NGC graded Fine, Details (Tooled)." After the Spanish captured and executed Miguel Hidalgo, leadership of the rebels passed to José Maria Morelos. This coin and other SUD pieces were issued under his authority, to be redeemed in gold or silver upon the success of the revolution. Instead, he was captured and executed in his turn and they were never redeemed. The two real copper pieces are common but this type is scarce, even in low grade.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-226.1 var; Grove-2232.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 93: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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