Mexico 1853/2-C CE real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1853C real rev DSLR.jpg
close up of the date

This specimen was struck at the Culiacan mint in 1853. This mint struck silver and gold coins 1846-1905, with one reals known for 1846-63 and 1869. The minor issues of Culiacan are generally scarce but some dates, such as this one, are common. Only the overdate is reported for this year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver, .099 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 372.1.

Source:

  • 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.

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