Mexico 1658-Mo P 8 reales

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photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC

This type was issued from Mexico City 1621-67 during the reign of Philip IV. The vast majority of survivors lack dates; dated specimens average four times the price of those without. This specimen was lot 1048 in Sedwick sale 9 (Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1658P. Clear date just outside full oMP, full denomination, nice full shield and cross with streak of flatness, AVF for wear, but contrastingly toned and with nice, natural, unaltered surfaces except for a hairline '3' in circle scratched near top."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, 0.931 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW, this specimen 27.0 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 6500, S-M19; KM-45; CT-366.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.

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