Mexico 1849-Pi PS real

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24383
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This specimen was lot 24383 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $264. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Real, 1849-PiPS. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. Scarce date in mint state. Slightly weak strike, lustrous." This specimen was struck at the San Luis Potosi mint in 1849. This mint struck silver coins 1825-93, with one reals recorded for 1831, 1837-62. The one reals from this mint are not rare but are priced, on average, double the contemporary products from Zacatecas or Guanajuato.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-372.9.


  • 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.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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