El Salvador 1835 real

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Ponterio sale 151, lot 9138
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 9138 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $1265. The catalog description[1] noted, "EL SALVADOR. Provisional Coinage. Real, 1835. Obverse: POR LA LIBERTAD DEL SAL : Reverse: MONEDA PROVISIONAL. 1835 Ex: Ponterio & Associates Auction #65 October 1993, lot #535. Extremely nice for this type. Some small, natural planchet flaws, soft strike in centers, full legends. Attractive, probably EXTREMELY FINE."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.4 g, .700 fine silver, .054 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 18.8.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Jovel, Roberto, and Brad Yonaka, The Provisional Coins of El Salvador in the Central American Federation: Identification of Types and Varieties, Long Beach, CA: Agorocu Consulting, 2020.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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