Zacatecas 1811 2 reales KM-188

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 22787
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This specimen was lot 22787 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. War of Independence. Zacatecas. Moneda Provisional. 2 Reales, 1811. NGC VF Details--Scratches. Armored Bust right. Good strike with full legends on both sides. One small scratch on the reverse, lightly toned and attractive." This specimen is one of a series minted 1811 in Zacatecas during the reign of Ferdinand VII. The mounting anarchy unleashed during the War of Independence forced the royal authorities to open branch mints, such as Zacatecas, Guanajuato and Durango. The date is somewhat scarce and rare well struck. The Zacatecas mint closed in 1905.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-188.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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