Mexico Durango 1/8 Real 1845 to 1854
Hello again, Mel -- Looking back through your prior requests, you have assembled a nice collection of old Mexican coins from the Revolution and early Republic years. You should really invest in a good coin catalog. There is easily 1000 times more information in a coin catalog than on this web site. If you don't buy one, consider visiting your local library.
Mel's coin is a 1/8 real from the Mexican city of Durango. These were made in the First Republic era with two inscriptions: ESTADO DE DURANGO and DEPARTAMENTO DE DURANGO. They are difficult to find in good condition.
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $55
well preserved: $400
Coins dated 1845 are worth a lot more than the values above. Figure $375 for an 1845 in average circulated condition. Likewise coins dated 1854 are worth more: about $100 in average circulated.
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: MEL, Sun, 21-Jul-2013 06:15:04 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 00:26:57 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 08-Jul-2015 07:06:15 GMT
Requester description: 1852 The front of the coin has a large 8 with a small o/zero with a line underneath. around that it says DE REAL. On the outer edge is says ESTADO DE DURANGO. The back of the coin is a little worn, but I has an eagle on the back.
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