Mexico 1857-Ca JC 8 reales

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Stack's Bowers 2019 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72484
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This specimen was lot 72484 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $240. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1857-Ca JC. Chihuahua Mint. Republic. PCGS Genuine--Cleaned, AU Details Gold Shield. A fairly SCARCE date, this issue presents some typical striking weakness and light cleaning, but is now starting to re-tone quite nicely." The Chihuahua mint struck eight reales 1831-95. Many of the dates in the early fifties are rare but this one, tho not common, is obtainable. An overassayer, JC/RG, exists. This specimen was struck from heavily worn dies. Assayer JC operated until 1866.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.2; DP-Ca29.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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