Mexico 1842-Pi JS 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 4109
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This eight reales is one of a series struck 1827-93 at the San Luis Potosi mint. This date is scarce compared to the later issues of the 1880's and 1890's but is not rare. An 1842/1 overdate is noted for the year. Assayer JS is recorded for 1827-42. This specimen was lot 4109 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $423. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1842-Pi JS. Toned. NGC graded MS-63. Ex Nogales Collection."

Recorded mintage: unknown plus assayer PS.

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

Catalog reference: Eliz-816; KM-377.12, DP-Pi17.

Source:

  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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