Mexico 1657-Mo P 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 158, lot 5
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
the same specimen, when offered as lot 426 in Ponterio sale 135; photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 5 in Ponterio sale 158 (New York, January 2011), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1657/6. Assayer P. Philip IV (1621-65). Calb-unlisted overdate. Ex: Kent Ponterio Collection. Ex: Ponterio & Associates Auction #65 October 1993 Lot #216. Attractive strike with full four digit and most aspects of shield visible. Lightly toned. BOLD 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 no. 6492, KM-45; Cal-364.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 158: The 2011 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine: Bowers and Merena, 2010.

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