Mexico 1844-Ca RG 1/2 real

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photo courtesy Stack's
Mexico 1844Ca medio real rev Stacks 1010-101.jpg
This specimen was lot 1081 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, October 2010), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. Republic. ½ Real, 1844 Ca RG. Chihuahua. Slender and well-formed eagle on cactus. Rv. Cap in rays, tiny incuse LIBERTAD near brim. An elusive two-year type seldom available in any grade. Choice Extremely Fine."
Minor pre-decimal coinage from Chihuahua is very rare; this specimen realized ten times the value listed in the SCWC. Half reales are known for 1844-45 only.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 370.1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, Frank Van Valen and Christine Karstedt, Coin Galleries Mail and Internet Bid Sale, New York: Stack's, 2010.

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