Mexico, un octavo. 1842

Started by mkm1968, January 01, 2019, 06:05:12 AM

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mkm1968

Happy New Year! Please help with the classification of the coins. Mexico, Un octavo 1842, 11.50 gr 27.45 mm. That's the kind of legend I can't find.

Arminius

That´s clearly a cast imitation.

Maybe contemporary, maybe a private token issue.

Regards

Figleaf

Compare lot 1174 (token) here

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

mkm1968

Thank you for your attention to the topic. A few years ago I saw a similar coin at one of the auctions, the same poor quality. Unfortunately, the link is not saved. There it was stated that the coin is rare and no references to catalogs or sources. And since then I have been tormented in search of the source with the definition of this coin.                                            With respect Constantine.

Figleaf

The reference for these pieces is Frank W. Grove Tokens of Mexico. ASIN: B00071T70G. Hard to find and expensive when found. Like many other tokens, Mexican tokens are almost all hard to find. That doesn't make them expensive, since demand is small.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

bgriff99

This is not in Grove.    It is a very rough imitation of the Mexican national copper coins.   It could have circulated as a token, being a generous piece of copper for an octavo.   

mkm1968

bgriff99, thank you for your attention to the subject