Mexico 1845-Do RM 8 reales

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from Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 39421
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This specimen was lot 39421 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1845/35-DoRM. NGC MS-62. Mexican type eagle reverse. VERY SCARCE at this exalted grade level, even more so with the overdate. A touch of weakness to the strike that is only evident at the centers. Great overall color with light champagne toning." The Durango mint struck eight reales 1824-95 and this date is common. The SCWC notes 1845/31, 1845/34 and 1845/35 overdates as well as the regular date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.4; DP-Do22.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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