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Mexico 1732-1771 what series is the most difficult to collect?

I would imagine the 8 reales as the easiest but after that in what order would you place the 1/2, 1 , 2 & 4 reales series?

To date the only milled 1732 I have yet to see up for sale in the time I have been collecting Mexican coins (3-4 years) is the 2 reales. I do not believe I have yet to see any 1733 milled 2 reales either.

Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

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  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    4Rs have always been recognized as the most difficult denomination

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 19, 2023 8:04PM

    @Boosibri said:
    4Rs have always been recognized as the most difficult denomination

    But what comes next after the 4R? I imagine the 2 reales?

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • SimonWSimonW Posts: 560 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 20, 2023 1:00PM

    Depends if you’re talking about “most difficult to find” or “most difficult to pay for” or “absolute rarity.”

    I would say availability is: 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 8
    Difficult to pay for: 4, 8, 2, 1, 1/2
    Absolute rarity: 4, 1/2, 1, 2, 8

    1/2 and 1 are more rare I believe, than anything other than 4 reales, people just don’t care as much about them because they’re smaller.

    This is based on the whole set, certainly a couple sets have “stoppers” but I have largely ignored those and taken the set as a whole.

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  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Difficulty drops off dramatically after the 4’s

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