Mexico 1710-Mo J 8 reales

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Sedwick Treasure auction 26, lot 324

This specimen was lot 324 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (Winter Park, FL, November 2019), where it sold for $565.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1711J, ex-1715 Fleet. Bold full date and oMJ, good cross, solid flan with some surface oxidation but also with natural, arc-shaped lamination to bottom-left of cross that harbors light encrustation. From the 1715 Fleet, with (generic) Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) certificate. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. The John Pullin Collection of Dated Mexican Cobs." The silver cobs were debased from .931 fine to .917 fine in 1728. They are not rare but very scarce with legible dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 24.53 g.

Catalog reference: S-M22; KM-47; CT-739, Cayón-9233.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 26, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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