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Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer F/P to right, mintmark M to l

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Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna,  Early Series,  assayer F/P to right, mintmark M to l
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Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer F/P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oP/Fo), panel leaning left, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-15 for type; Cal-110 type; S-M3; KM-unl. 6.64 grams. A choice example from this very elusive assayer who struck coins for only a few months between assayers P and G (presumably in the year 1541, but in any case just before the changeover to "Late Series" in 1542), with less than 50 coins in four denominations still extant, less than a dozen known in 2 reales. A die match to Nesmith #15 except for the assayer-F mark punched over a previous P. Broad flan with full and bold legends, AU- with nice toning, two hairline edge-cracks. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 70 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 22, with original lot-tag #521.