Mexico 1610-Mo F 8 reales

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 22667
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the vast majority of cob eight reales, such as this one, lack dates
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This specimen was lot 22667 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $564. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1610-MoF. Philip III (1598-1621). PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. Full date, mint and assayer marks, about half of shield and most of cross. Medium toning with no issues to note. A handsome full date example." This type was struck 1598-1621 in Mexico City and is not rare except in high grade. The vast majority lack dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 4880, KM-44.3; Cal-Type-49#101.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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