Mexico 1840-Do RM 8 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1840Do 8 reales rev DSLR.jpg
close up of the date

This eight reales is a product of the Durango mint which struck this type 1825-95. Note the double overdate (1840/38/31) as well as the bold die crack across the eagle side. The thumbnail may not show the date clearly, click on it to enlarge. 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, DP-Do17.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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