Mexico 1825-Zs AZ 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6456
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This eight reales is one of a series struck 1825-97 at the Zacatecas mint. This date is scarce compared to the later issues of the 1880's and 1890's. Assayer AZ is recorded for 1821 and 1825-27. One surmises that the Zacatecas mint operated 1822-24, striking royalist eight reales with the frozen date 1821. The second specimen was lot 6456 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $212.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Zacatecas. 8 Reales, 1825-AZ. Toned. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.13, DP-Zs01.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Dunigan, Mike, and J. B. Parker, Resplandores: Cap and Ray 8 Reales of The Republic of Mexico, 1823-1897, Beverly Hills, CA: Superior Stamp & Coin, 1997.
  • Harper, David C., ed., North American Coins & Prices: A Guide to U. S., Canadian and Mexican Coins, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • 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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