Mexico 1611-Mo F 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 164, lot 2675
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
the vast majority of cob eight reales, such as this one, lack dates
Mexico c1600 8 reales rev 600.jpg

This specimen was lot 2675 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $1,207.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, (1)611-F. Philip III (1598-1621). Full shield and cross. VERY FINE." 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, .810 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-4886, KM-44.3; Cal-type-49#103.

Source:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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