Mexico 1821-Ca RP 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11106
Mexico 1821Ca 8 reales rev Ponterio 169-11106.jpg

This specimen was lot 11106 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $282. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. War of Independence Chihuahua. 8 Reales, 1821. RARE date. Typical crude manufacture. Darkly toned. A few light scratches. FINE." This type was struck 1814-22 under very primitive conditions. The SCWC notes that most specimens were struck over cast Chihuahua eight reales (KM 123).

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

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

Catalog reference: KM-111.1.

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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • 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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