Mexico 1819-Mo JJ 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 46, lot 1112
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
another specimen, of average quality, from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 1112 in Goldberg sale 46 (Beverly Hills, May 2008), where it sold for $1,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1819 Mo-JJ (Mexico City). Ferdinand VII, 1808-1833. Laureate and draped bust of Ferdinand VII right. Reverse: Crowned Bourbon arms, flanked by bannered pillars. Boldly struck, with lustrous to velvety devices on bright fields. Some trivial handling marks to portrait, otherwise a superb example. NGC graded MS-62." This type was minted in large quantities in Mexico City and branch mints 1811-22.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW; this specimen: 26.99 grams.

Catalog reference: Eliz-160; WR-15; KM 111.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 46: the Millenia Collection, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2008.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.

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