Mexico 1821-Ca RP 8 reales
This specimen was lot 11106 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $282. The catalog description 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1820-Ca 8 reales
- 1821-Z ½ real
- 1821-Mo ½ real
- 1821 real
- 1821 2 reales
- 1821-Z AZ 2 reales
- 1821-Z RG 2 reales
- 1821 4 reales
- 1821-D 8 reales
- 1821 8 reales
- 1821-Zs AZ 8 reales
- 1821-Zs RG 8 reales
- 1821-Ga 8 escudos
- 1821 8 escudos
- Coins and currency dated 1821
- return to Mexican colonial coinage, 1536-1822