Cordoba 1843-JJP real KM-21
The type was struck 1840-44 in a bewildering array of varieties as each die was hand cut by semiliterate artisans. For 1843, the SCWC mentions KM 7 (shaded arms), KM 17 (unshaded arms with 2 rosettes), KM 20 (LIBRE YNDEPENDIENTE), KM 21 (unshaded arms, garbled legend) and KM 22 (LIBRE YNDEPENDIENTE). We attribute this specimen to KM 21 based on the unshaded arms but the reversed "3" on the date is attributed to KM 7. "JPP" stands for José Policarpo Patino, mintmaster at Cordoba 1841-44.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, .750 fine.
Catalog reference: KM 21.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.