Mexico 1846-GC MP 4 reales

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Heritage sale 410, lot 14258
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
another specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1846GC 4 reales rev DSLR.jpg

Shown is an 1846GC-MP 4 reales, one of a type struck 1827-1870. Assayer MP is the only recorded for the Guadalupe y Calvo mint, which struck 4 reales 1844-50. Ten mints (Mexico City, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Potosi, Oaxaca, Hermosillo, Real del Catorce, Guadalupe y Calvo, Guadalajara and Culiacan) struck this type of which GC is by far the scarcest.

This specimen was lot 14258 in Heritage sale 410 (Long Beach, June 2006), where it sold for $2012.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Cap and Rays 4 Reales 1846 GC-MP, cleaned VF-XF details with some softness in the central areas and minor rim bruises. One of the truly elusive mints in the 4 Reales series."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .903 fine silver, .392 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 375.3.


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 410: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2006.

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