Mexico 1733-Mo MF 8 reales klippe

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1733 8 reales rev 600.jpg

This specimen is one of a short-lived type struck in Mexico 1733-34 only, during the transition from cob coinage to pillar coinage. The coin blanks were cut from rolled sheet and stamped on a screw press; the missing element for modern coinage was the punch presses for cutting round blanks. The dies used for this coinage don't match either the preceding cob coinage or the succeeding pillar coinage.

Most survivors are holed.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .931 fine silver, .81 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 48.

Source:

  • Harper, David C., ed., North American Coins & Prices: A Guide to U. S., Canadian and Mexican Coins, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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