Mexico 1838/7-Go PJ 1/2 real

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Steve Album sale 38, lot 3772
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This specimen was lot 3772 in Stephen Album sale 38 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2020), where it sold for $107.10. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO: Republic, AR ½ real, 1838/7-Go, assayer PJ, bold overdate, with 7 showing clearly under 8, rainbow toned reverse, NGC graded MS62." The Guanaguato mint struck this denomination 1826-62 and 1867-68 and most dates are common. This date appears with some regularity in high grade.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .903 fine silver, .049 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-370.7, Y-S21.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 38, featuring the Dabestani Collection of Persian Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2020.

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