Mexico 1833-Mo 1/16 real

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11281
Mexico 1833Mo 1-16 real rev Ponterio 169-11281.jpg

This specimen was lot 11281 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $764. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/16 Real, 1833-MoA. NGC MS-63. Struck in brass. RARE type and exceptional quality." This specimen is from a type struck 1831-35 and is fairly available tho the 1831 is the date most often seen. This issue was accompanied by copper cuartillas and octavos; both were issued in an attempt to drive out the abusive minting of state and municipal coppers.

Specification: copper or brass, 1.75 g, 17 mm diameter.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM-315 (copper) or KM 315a (brass, shown here).


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [2]Bailey, Don, State & Federal Copper and Brass Coinage of Mexico, 1824-1872, Hemet, CA, 2008.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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