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Mexico Guanajuato 1/8 Real  1829 and 1830
Mexico Guanajuato 1/8 Real 1829 and 1830

Guanajuato is one of the 32 Federal Entities of the United States of Mexico. Its official name is 'The Free and Sovereign State of Guanajuato'. In the early days of Mexico, only the country's government had the authority to mint coins in precious metal - local issues had to be in base metal, such as this eighth of a real minted in copper-alloy in the two years of 1829 and 1830.

COINS dated 1829:
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $200

COINS DATED 1830:
worn: $15
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $600

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These coins are extremely hard to find with good eye appeal. (There is a better picture over at our competitor's site: CoinFactsWiki.) If you have one of these and it looks great, no matter how worn it is, it will be attractive to collectors. IVDOLL's worn but likable 1829 coin might sell to a collector for $5 to $10 US dollars. These coins are old, uncommon, and each one stands on its own merits. Catalog values do not even go higher than average circulated. Be aware that these coins were struck somewhat crudely, with dies engraved without great care. The strikes are frequently weak or incomplete, and even a hypothetical fully uncirculated piece would be missing a lot of detail, simply due to the hastily done engraving and minting.

Coin: 15023 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: IVDOLL, Wed, 24-Jul-2013 21:39:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 00:26:26 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 11-Jul-2015 14:20:48 GMT
Requester description: 1829 1/8 REAL FRONT HAS A PRETTY CRUDE LOOKING FIGURE SITTING WITH HIS HAND ON HIS RIGHT LEG. THE BACK HAS A SUNBURST WITH SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE. LOOKS LIKE A ROCK WITH WRITING. I TOOK YOUR ADVICE AND ORDERED A CATALOG FROM AMAZON; BUT UNTIL THEN THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!! 1/8 REAL
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