Mexico 1702-Mo L 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72555
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This specimen was lot 72555 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1702-MoL. Philip V (1700-46). NGC FINE-15. VERY RARE date. Clear 4 digit date with full cross on the reverse." The silver cobs were debased from .931 fine to .917 fine in 1728.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 silver; this specimen: 26.80 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9173, KM-47.


  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.

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