Mexico 1811-Mo HJ 8 reales KM 110

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Aureo sale 238, lot 375
from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1811Mo 8 reales rev DSLR.jpg
The first specimen was lot 375 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 120 euro (about US$190 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1811. México. HJ. 8 reales. Busto imaginario. Parte de brillo original. MBC+/EBC-. (eight reales of 1811, Mexico City mint, imaginary bust. Lustrous, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The year 1811 saw the transition from the "imaginary bust" shown here to the "standard bust" used 1811-21. Both are common. Later years are slightly scarcer as the spread of the war of independence curtailed the flow of bullion to the mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 545, KM 110.

Sources:

  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [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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