Mexico 1856-Mo GF 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 4119
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This eight reales is one of a series struck 1825-97 at the Mexico City mint. This date is common in all grades. Assayer GF is recorded for years 1855-57. An 1856/5/4 overdate is noted as somewhat scarce. This specimen was lot 4119 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $176. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1856-Mo GF. Brilliant mint luster. PCGS graded MS-62."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Eliz-718; KM-377.10, DP-Mo42.

Source:

  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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