Mexico 1832-Mo JM 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 152, lot 7435
image courtesy Ponterio & Associates
Ponterio sale 155, lot 6381
image courtesy Ponterio & Associates

The first specimen is an 1832-MoJM 8 reales, one of a type struck 1825-97. It was lot 7435 in Ponterio sale 152 (Baltimore, April 2010) where it sold for $373.75. The catalog description noted, "Light adjustment marks on the reverse. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED."

The second specimen was lot 6381 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $184. The catalog description[2] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. 8 Reales, 1832-JM. Slightly weak on eagle's breast. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." Assayer JM (José Garcia Anzaldo) is recorded at the Mexico City mint for 1822-32. The mintage is not recorded but the date is somewhat scarce, with a rare overdate, 1832/1, reported. The Mexico City mint opened in 1535 and is still in operation.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.10, DP Mo11.


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