Mexico 1813-Ga MR 8 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 287
This specimen was lot 287 in Aureo & Calicó sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 3,500 euro (about US$5,775 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1813/2. Guadalajara. MR. 8 reales. Extraordinario ejemplar. Parte de brillo original. Rara así. EBC. (1813/2 eight reales, Guadalajara mint, extraordinary example, partial luster, rare thus, extremely fine.)"
This type was issued 1812-22 from the temporary mint of Guadalajara, Mexico, which operated until 1895. This date is scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 111.3, Cal. 431.

Sources:

  • 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, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 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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