Mexico 1846-GC MP 1/2 real

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from the Stack's Bowers 2020 Collector's Choice sale, lot 73217
photo courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 73217 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, June 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Real, 1846-GC MP. Guadalupe y Calvo Mint. NGC AU-53. Great detail and only minor, honest wear highlight this charming and VERY RARE example, the only specimen for the date in the NCG census. An excellent opportunity for a difficult issue. Ex: Richard Ponterio Collection." This date was struck at the Guadalupe y Calvo mint in 1846. This mint struck silver and gold coins 1844-52, with half reals recorded for 1844-51. The issues of Guadalupe y Calvo are the third rarest mint after Estado de Mexico and Hermosillo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 370.6.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The June 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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