Mexico 1853-Ca RG 8 reales

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 30731
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This specimen was lot 30731 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $423. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 8 Reales, 1853/43-CaRG. NGC EF-40. Dark attractive toning. Scarce overdate." The Chihuahua mint struck eight reales 1831-95. Many of the early dates are rare but this one is still scarce, being priced twenty times a common date of the 1890's. The SCWC lists the normal date and an overdate, the 1853/43 shown here.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.2, DP-Ca30.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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