Mexico 1852-C CE 8 reales

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from Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 39426
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This specimen was lot 39426 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1852/1-CCE. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Clear overdate. Lightly toned with ample luster adding flash. Trace of wear across the high points with clean fields. Quite attractive. Pedigree: Ex: J. B. Parker Collection. Superior Stamp & Coin Auction June 2-3, 1998, Lot #3107." The Culiacan mint struck eight reales 1846-97 and this date is scarce, with the overdate priced lower than the regular date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.3; DP-Cn07.


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  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • 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]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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