Mexico 1630-Mo D 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 150, lot 9180

This coin was lot 9180 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $603.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, (16)30-D. Philip IV (1621-65). VERY RARE date. Last two digits of date, mintmark and assayer are clear. Typical crude strike for this king. Otherwise VERY FINE." This type was struck 1621-67 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-6264, KM-45; Calb-unlisted; Cal-324.


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  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.
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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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1631 cob 8 reales, from Ponterio sale 135, photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

The specimen shown is a 1631 8 reales cob. It was lot 416 in Ponterio sale 135. Note the chopmark on the reverse.