Mexico 1836-Do RM 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30872
Mexico 1836Do 8 reales obv H3029-30872.jpg

is specimen was lot 30872 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic 8 Reales 1836 Do-RM, MS64 NGC. A true condition rarity for a cap and ray 8 Reales struck at the Durango mint. This coin is beautifully toned with hues of blue and red." This eight reales is a product of the Durango mint which struck this type 1825-95. Altho this coin is not rare, there is only one other double overdate listed in the SCWC, the 1836/5/4DoRM. Assayer RM is recorded for the years 1830-48.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.4.


  • Harper, David C., ed., North American Coins & Prices: A Guide to U. S., Canadian and Mexican Coins, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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