Mexico 1623-Mo D 8 reales

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from Sedwick Treasure Auction 21, lot 703

This specimen was lot 703 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $329. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1623/2D, rare. Very choice full inner details enhanced by dark, contrasting toning, the oMD (with D/D) particularly bold, nice cross and shield, bold king's ordinal IIII, clear date and overdate, AXF overall." This type was struck 1621-66 in Mexico City and is not rare except in high grade. The vast majority lack dates. Assayer D is listed for 1618-34.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW, this specimen 26.59 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-6207, S-M18a; KM-45; CT-311.

Source:

  • [1]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.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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