Mexico 1844-Zs OM 8 reales
This eight reales is one of a series struck 1825-97 at the Zacatecas mint. This date is common. Assayer OM is recorded for 1831-55. This specimen was lot 6464 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $230. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. Zacatecas. 8 Reales, 1844-OM. CHOICE BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 377.13, DP-Zs24.
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