Mexico 1653-Mo P 8 reales
This specimen was lot 42506 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $358.38. The catalog description 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.
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