Mexico 1854-Do CP 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 154, lot 6358
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 6358 in Ponterio sale 154 (Baltimore, June 2010), where it sold for $805. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1854-DoCP. Exceptional quality. Light toning. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." The Durango mint opened in 1811 and closed in 1895. The SCWC lists no overdates or varieties and notes this date as fairly common. Assayer CP is listed for 1852-77.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.4.

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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 154: The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.

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