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A NewP - Santiago Mint - 1846 1/2 Real

Have been looking for this type of coin, many of the ones I saw, in a long time, were not in great shape and found this one, I like a lot the design.

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin!!!

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

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    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • EddiEddi Posts: 435 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 28, 2023 1:58AM

    Very nice Mini Condor Rompiendo Cadenas. And, best of all, it seems to be originally toned. Nice picture as well.
    My own example was probably dipped at some time, still, a nice coin overall.

    That is a tough series, especially the years 1838, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1848 and 1849.
    The really tough ones are 1838, 1848, and 1840. In that order.

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 758 ✭✭✭✭

    @Eddi said:
    Very nice Mini Condor Rompiendo Cadenas. And, best of all, it seems to be originally toned. Nice picture as well.
    My own example was probably dipped at some time, still, a nice coin overall.

    That is a tough series, especially the years 1838, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1848 and 1849.
    The really tough ones are 1838, 1848, and 1840. In that order.

    I still looking for a large coin of this type, all the ones I have seen are not in good condition, will see.

    The coin is on their way, not in the hand yet.

    I see something under the number 6:

    Do not know if will get a straight grade, per that light surface mark that it is on the star and shield, but do not distract at all. It has a lot of eye appeal for sure.

  • EddiEddi Posts: 435 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It could be a 6 over 5. I have never seen an 1846 1/2 Real with such an overdate, but who knows. Conditions were still quite primitive at the Santiago mint in the 1840's.

    The "Condor Breaking Chains" was struck in 1/2 real, 1 real, 2 reales and 8 reales denominations. Generally, the 2 reales are the easiest to find, the 1 reales and 8 reales the hardest, specially in nice condition.
    I have a comprehensive collection of each denomination.

    Which one are you looking for?

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 758 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, there is a variety:

    So might be.

    I have found the 1R & 8R - The 1R it is maybe the one would like to get first, the one or all the ones that have seen are not in good condition or end up holed, still not cheap in this condition.

    About the 8R for example, have seen one but looks like has been cleaned. Also as-is the price it is over 2K.

    These 'Despedazando Cadenas' coins are indeed great design.

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 758 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 29, 2023 10:38AM

    About the 8R for example, have seen one but looks like has been cleaned. Also as-is the price it is over 2K.

    Found one 8R in BU or better 40K+

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 758 ✭✭✭✭

    @ELuis said:

    About the 8R for example, have seen one but looks like has been cleaned. Also as-is the price it is over 2K.

    Found one 8R in BU or better 40K+

    They have it as between 65-70:

  • EddiEddi Posts: 435 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ELuis said:

    @ELuis said:

    About the 8R for example, have seen one but looks like has been cleaned. Also as-is the price it is over 2K.

    Found one 8R in BU or better 40K+

    They have it as between 65-70:

    That 8 reales 1840 has been offered around for a few years now, apparently sold and resold, and does no seem to find a permanent home.
    I do not consider the price tag realistic, specially since it looks like it is not encapsulated. It makes me wonder if it is not impaired in some way.

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