Mexico 1650-Mo P 8 reales

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 228

This specimen was lot 228 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £280 (about US$434 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip IV (1621-1665), 8 reales, Mexico mint, 1650 P, some corrosion and has been cleaned, fine. Ex La Maravilla shipwreck." This type was struck 1621-67 in Mexico City and is not rare except in high grade but specimens with legible dates are scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 25.95 g.

Catalog reference: KM 45, Cayón-6407, Cal. type 94; cf no. 350.


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  • 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.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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