Mexico 1809-Mo HJ 4 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is one of a series minted in Mexico 1809-11 during the reign of Ferdinand VII. It uses the "imaginary bust" as Ferdinand, languishing in a French prison, was not available to have his portrait taken. The type is priced at about triple the preceding type of Charles IV. Assayer HJ is recorded for 1809-12.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver, .39 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-15656, KM 101.

Source:

  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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