Mexico 1799-Mo FM 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 357
from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1799 8 reales rev DSLR.jpg
The first specimen was lot 357 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 150 euro (about US$238 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1799. México. FM. 8 reales. Plata ligeramente agria. Brillo original. EBC-/EBC. (eight reales of 1799, Mexico City mint. Rough planchet, luster, extremely fine.)"
Assayer FM is recorded for 1784-1801. This type is perhaps the most common coin of colonial Mexico and thousands survive today in all grades.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .903 fine silver, .785 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 694, KM 109.

Sources:

  • [2]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.

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