Mexico 1868-Zs YH 4 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 21381
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This specimen was lot 21381 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 4 Reales, 1868-ZsYH. Zacatecas Mint. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. Nearly fully struck and flashy with warm orange toning and hints of lavender color at the peripheries. A very scarce denomination for the Cap & Rays type that is decidedly RARE at the Mint State tier. A ideal coin for the type collector!" This specimen is a four reales minted at the Zacatecas mint. Four reales were minted there from 1831-1870, with assayer YH running the years 1868-74.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.3925 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-375.9.


  • 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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