Mexico 1790-Mo FM 2 reales KM-89

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Aureo sale 243, lot 693
This specimen was lot 693 in Aureo y Calicó sale 243 (Barcelona, April 2012), where it sold for 1,500 € (about $2,266 including buyer's fees). The catalog[1] noted,
"1790. Carlos IV. México. FM. 2 reales. Busto de Carlos III. Ordinal IV. Muy bella. Brillo original. Muy rara así. EBC+. (two reales of 1790, king's ordinal 'IV', bust of Charles III, Mexico mint. Very nice, original luster, very rare thus, choice extremely fine.)"
It is one of a series minted 1789-90 at the beginning of the reign of Charles IV while regular dies were being designed in Madrid. The date is common, assayer FM is recorded for 1784-1801.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 89, Cal-984.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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