Mexico 1787-Mo FM 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 153, lot 7374
Ponterio sale 153, lot 7374

Shown is an 1787MoFM 8 reales of Charles III, one of a type struck 1785-89. Assayer FM is recorded for the years 1783-1801. A very rare overdate, 1787/6, is noted for the year. The dollar that George Washington allegedly threw over the Potomac could have been of this type. Harris[1] notes that the Mexico City eight reales is by far the most abundant coin of Charles III. The next most common issue, the two reales from Mexico City, is less than half as common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 106.2a.

Source:

  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.

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