Mexico 1820-Mo JJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 391
This specimen was lot 391 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 65 euro (about US$103 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1820. México. JJ. 8 reales. Pequeño defecto en anverso. MBC+. (Eight reales of 1820, Mexico City mint. Tiny mark in obverse field, choice very fine.)"
The Mexico City mint continued to operate throughout the war of independence and did not fall into the hands of the rebels until the royalists' final surrender in 1821.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 564, KM 111.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [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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