Mexico 1612-Mo F 8 reales
This specimen was lot 697 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1612F. Round flan with full shield and nearly full cross, full oMF, just the bottoms of the digits of the date, low-contrast VF." This type was struck 1598-1621 in Mexico City and is not rare except in high grade. The vast majority lack dates, which were first applied in 1607.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW, this specimen 27.15 grams.
Catalog reference: Cayón no. 4893, S-M17; KM-44.3; CT-105.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.