Mexico 1842-Go PM 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 31194
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This specimen was lot 31194 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $481.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic 8 Reales 1842 Go-PM MS63 NGC, Guanajuato mint. Quite exceptional metallic purple toning along the periphery of the coin, giving this a rather exceptional look. Vibrant and bold, this piece is surely worthy of a premium bid." Assayer PM is listed for 1842-48. Assayer PJ is also listed for 1842.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.8; DP-Go25.


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  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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