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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
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., 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 1/4 de real
Tags: mexico chihuahua 1 4 real meican mex mexicana mexicanos mecican mexio nexicana mexicano mexican reales reale front chih libertad liberty de man chair flag reef wreath liberate liberity liberte lybertad liberta liberdad liberie boy male mann boys mans greenery wreathed rief reif wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths seated seat fasces staff stool throne

Comments

Beautiful example of this coin. Mine's dated 1861 and isn't anywhere near that condition. And it has a hole. And fleas. Comment is, does this coin have a KM#? - goryboy
Isn't that a gorgeous coin? Without top-notch firms like Stack's Bowers granting us copyright release, this site would have nothing but pictures of flea-ridden coins. Stack's says KM number is 344, but I'm having a hard time finding it in my 7th Edition. - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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