Mexico 1849-Zs OM 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 154, lot 6392
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 6392 in Ponterio sale 154 (Baltimore, June 2010), where it sold for $316.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1849-ZsOM. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." The Zacatecas mint opened in 1810 and closed in 1905. The SCWC lists no overdates or varieties and notes this date as common, but choice examples always bring a premium. Assayer OM is listed for 1831-55.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.13.


  • 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.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 154: The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.

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