Mexico 1833/2-Mo MJ real

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from Stack's Bowers October 2020 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72205
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This specimen was lot 72205 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2020), where it sold for $264. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Real, 1833/2-Mo MJ. Mexico City Mint. PCGS MS-65+ Gold Shield. Pop: 1, none graded finer by PCGS. A boldly struck Real with satiny luster and lovely original surfaces. The toning is a medium gray with hints of color throughout, yielding a coin with great eye appeal, guaranteed to see strong bidding interest." This specimen was struck at the Mexico City mint in 1832. This mint has operated since 1535, with one reals known for 1825-33 and 1850-63. Assayer MJ is recorded for 1833 only. This year is only known with the overdate. The issues of Mexico City, along with Zacatecas and Guanajuato, are generally common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver, .099 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-372.8.

Sources:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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