Chilpancingo (1813-15) 8 reales KM-258.3

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 43508
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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 43509
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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 43510
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The first specimen was lot 43508 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $288. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. War of Independence. Chilpanzingo. 8 Reales, ND. NGC VF-20. Chilpanzingo type A countermark, hand holding bow and arrow between quiver with arrows, sword and bow, on a cast silver 8 Reales (KM 111). Host coin typical crude manufacture, countermark uneven. Lightly toned. Host coin and countermark VERY FINE."
The second specimen was lot 43509 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. War of Independence. Chilpanzingo. 8 Reales, 1811. NGC FINE-12. Chilpanzingo type A countermark, hand holding bow and arrow between quiver with arrows, sword and bow, on a cast silver Supreme National Congress 8 Reales (KM 206). KM-unlisted host coin. Host coin typical crude manufacture, countermark uneven. Lightly toned. Both host coin and countermark FINE."
The third specimen was lot 43510 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $600. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. War of Independence. Chilpanzingo. 8 Reales, ND. NGC VF-20. KM-unlisted. Chilpanzingo type A countermark, hand holding bow and arrow between quiver with arrows, sword and bow, on a cast silver 1808 8 Reales of Charles IV. Host coin typical crude manufacture, countermark is full and bold. Darkly toned. Both host coin and countermark."
The Supreme National Congress was the formal name of Morelos' Congress of Chilpancingo, which declared independence from Spain in 1813. Lacking access to minting facilities, the rebels resorted to counterstamped cast copies of Royalist coinage. These are known counterstamped again by royalists and other rebel groups.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: cast silver.

Catalog reference: KM-258.3.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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