Mexico 1861-Mo CH real

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Goldberg sale 53, lot 3564
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg

This specimen was lot 3564 in Goldberg sale 53 (Beverly Hills, May 2009), where it sold for $320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 1 Real, 1861-Mo CH. Republic. Cap and rays. Lovely iridescent toning. NGC graded MS-65." This date is one of the most common for the type but examples of this quality always bring a premium. The type was struck at Mexico City 1825-33, 1850-63 with assayer CH recorded for 1861-69.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 372.8.


  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 53: the pre-Long Beach sale, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2009.

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