Mexico 1630-Mo D 8 reales
This coin was lot 9180 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $603.75. The catalog description 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: KM-45; Calb-unlisted; Cal-324.
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.
- 1623 8 reales
- 1657 8 reales
- Coins and currency dated 1630
- return to Mexican hammered and cob coinage, 1536-1734
The specimen shown is a 1631 8 reales cob. It was lot 416 in Ponterio sale 135. Note the chopmark on the reverse.