Mexico 1731-Mo F 8 reales

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6905
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This specimen was lot 6905 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1731-(F). Philip V (1700-46). NGC FINE-15. Full date and mint mark visible as well as all four quadrants of the lions and castles. A conservatively graded piece with more on offer than the numeric grade might indicate." This specimen is a silver cob eight reales struck at Mexico City the year before the conversion to milled coinage. Specimens with clear dates are unusual. This type is separated from KM 40, struck 1701-28, by its lower fineness; the earlier issues were .931 fine silver.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, 0.917 fine silver, 0.798 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-47a; Cal-Type 142, Cayón-9338.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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