Mexico 1849-Pi AM 8 reales

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 509

This specimen was lot 509 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £1,200 (about US$1,859 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, 8 reales, San Luis Potosí mint, 1849 AM, from misaligned dies in (approximately) medal axis, softly struck on a porous flan showing numerous light surface scratches but with negligible wear, about extremely fine and dark toned, extremely rare." For 1849, the SCWC notes assayers AM (very rare), PS/AM (rare) and MC (scarce).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.785 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 377.12, DP-Pi26a.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • 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.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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