Mexico 1827-Go MR 8 reales

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 466

This specimen was lot 466 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £900 (about US$1,394 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, 8 reales, Guanajuato mint, 1827 MR, a subvariety with 8 of date repunched over 18, good extremely fine, lightly toned." For 1827, the SCWC lists assayer MJ (scarce) and MR (rare). Most Guanajuato issues are common to very common but the dates 1825-28 are infrequently seen.

Recorded mintage: unknown but quite scarce.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.785 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 377.8, DP-Go07.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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