Mexico 1828-Zs AO 8 reales
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 AO is recorded for 1826-29; this date is fairly common. The overdate is unlisted in the SCWC. This specimen was lot 6458 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $805. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. Zacatecas. 8 Reales, 1828/7-AO. EXTREMELY RARE overdate (missing from the J.B. Parker Collection). Lightly cleaned. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 377.13, DP-Zs06.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
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- 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.
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- 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.