Mexico 1849/8-C CE 1/2 real

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Steve Album sale 38, lot 3774
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This specimen was lot 3774 in Stephen Album sale 38 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO: Republic, AR ½ real, 1849/8-C, assayer CE, a bit of a soft strike, but nicely toned, EF to About Unc." This is a slightly better date of a slightly better mint. No regular dates are believed to exist for 1849. The Culiacan mint struck half reales 1846-49, 1852-63 and 1867-69.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-370.2.


  • 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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