Mexico 1849-Pi MC 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6441
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This eight reales is one of a series struck 1827-93 at the San Luis Potosi mint. This date is somewhat scarce. Assayer MC is recorded for 1849-60. This specimen was lot 6441 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $143.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Potosi. 8 Reales, 1849-MC. Slightly weak strike, lightly cleaned. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 377.12, DP-Pi28.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Dunigan, Mike, and J. B. Parker, Resplandores: Cap and Ray 8 Reales of The Republic of Mexico, 1823-1897, Beverly Hills, CA: Superior Stamp & Coin, 1997.
  • 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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