Mexico 1853-Pi MC real

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23408
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This specimen was lot 23408 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $288. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Real, 1853-PiMC. NGC MS-64. Showcasing full flashy luster with light speckled toning. An attractive near-Gem example." This type was struck at San Luis Potosi in 1831 and 1837-62. Both 1853 and the overdate 1853/1 are noted as common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.76 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-372.9.

Source:

  • 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: A Guide to U. S., Canadian and Mexican Coins, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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