Mexico 1839-Go PJ 8 reales
This specimen was lot 6968 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1839-GoPJ. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder. Attractive organic tone with amber hues and a dark crescent at the edge of obverse." The Guanajuato mint operated 1812-1900 and struck this type 1825-97. During the 1830's and 1840's, Guanajuato and Zacatecas were the most prolific mints; Guanajuato issues are slightly more popular as they are readily available in nice condition. Zacatecas issues of this period were often wretchedly made. Assayer PJ is recorded for 1834-42 and an overassayer, PJ/JJ, is noted for the year.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-377.8; DP-Go21.
- Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
- 1838-Go 8 reales
- 1839-GA ½ real
- 1839-MO ½ real
- 1839-GO 2 reales
- 1839-ZS 2 reales
- 1839-GO 4 reales
- 1839-GA JG 8 reales
- 1839-CA 8 reales
- 1839-GA MC 8 reales
- 1839-PI 8 reales
- 1839-ZS 8 reales
- 1839-MO ½ escudo
- 1839-GA 2 escudos
- 1839-GO 4 escudos
- 1839-DO 8 escudos
- 1840-Go 8 reales
- Coins and currency dated 1839
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