Mexico (Chihuahua) 1/4 Real  1860 to 1866
Mexico (Chihuahua) 1/4 Real 1860 to 1866

The coin in our primary image is in gorgeous condition. You hardly ever see them this way. It comes from the world-renowned Stack's Bowers auction house, where it sold for $225 US dollars in a 2011 auction. The worn coin in our secondary picture is more typical. It is worth about $10.

This is a 1/4 real (pronounced ray-al) copper coin from the Mexican state of Chihuahua (like the little dog) minted during Mexico's First Republic.

Approximate catalog values run like this:

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $200

Be sure to read our Important Terminology page, which tells you how to interpret catalog values.

CoinQuest thanks Stack's Bowers for use of their coin photo.

Coin: 16673 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: gloria, Tue, 11-Mar-2014 19:01:38 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 12-Mar-2014 15:25:42 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 25-Feb-2016 21:14:13 GMT
Requester description: 1866 Inscriptions on front: CHIH. LIBERTAD inscriptions on back: 1/4 de real 1866 Devices on front man in chair holding a flag Devices on back: reef arount the inscription
Tags: mexico chihuahua 1 4 real reales mex mexicana mexicanos mexio mexicano mexican reale inscriptions monogram chih libertad liberty man chair flag reef wreath inscription script letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters lettering scrip lettered initials liberate liberte libertas libertao liberta libertate liberdad libertatis male mens mans wreathed rief reif wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths seated seat fasces staff stool sit sitted sitting sits throne


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