Mexico 1730-Mo G 8 reales

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Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 23142
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This specimen was lot 23142 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $336. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1730-Mo G/R. Mexico City Mint. Philip V. PCGS Genuine--Tooled, VF Details Gold Shield. Boldly dated with an easily identifiable overassayer. The aforementioned 'tooling', while widespread, is not easily identifiable until inspected with a loupe." This type was struck 1729-33, most survivors are without dates. Assayers for the year included G, R, G/R.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.917 fine silver, this specimen 26.71 g.

Catalog reference: KM-47a; Cal-Type 142 # 759, Cayón-9327.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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