Mexico 1854-C CE 1/2 real

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from the Stack's Bowers 2020 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71286
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This specimen was lot 71286 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, February 2020), where it sold for $85. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Real, 1854-C CE. Culiacan Mint. NGC AU-55. The sole example graded by NGC. A better date with abundant remaining field luster and gray to almond toning." This is a slightly better date of a slightly better mint. 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.

Source:

  • 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, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The February 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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