Mexico 1653-Mo P 8 reales

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from Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 42506
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This specimen was lot 42506 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $358.38. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1653-P. Philip IV (1621-65). NGC Fine Details--Chopmarked. A dramatic representation of the mid 17th century 8 Reales cob coinage. Easily recognizable devices and with jagged edges as made. Housed in an extra thick NGC holder." This specimen is a silver cob eight reales struck at Mexico City 1621-65. Specimens with clear dates are unusual. In 1728, cobs were debased from .931 to .917 fine silver.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .931 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 6468, KM-45.

Source:

  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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