Mexico (1542-57)-oMo G 1/2 real

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31278
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This specimen was lot 31278 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $3,360. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles & Johanna "Late Series" 1/2 Real ND (1542-57) oMo-G AU55 NGC, Mexico City mint. Entirely choice for the issue, exhibiting strong central motifs and legends that are near-complete, surfaces that are free from significant marks or environmental damage and fields that retain original silvery flash. Elusive as a denomination from this first "late series" assayer and very rare in this charming preservation. Selections from the Isaac Rudman Numismatic Cabinet."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .931 fine silver, .050 troy oz ASW, this specimen 20 mm diameter, 1.7 g.

Catalog reference: KM0006.5, Cal-173, Nesmith-51b, Cayón-3011.


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  • 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.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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