Mexico 1857-Do CP 8 reales

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photo courtesy Stack's
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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6264

The first specimen was lot 949 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, December 2009), where it sold for $149.50. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 8 Reales, 1857 Do CP. Durango. Eagle on cactus. Rv. Cap in rays, Resplandor. Abundant frosty silver lustre. Brilliant Uncirculated." The second specimen was lot 6264 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Durango. 8 Reales, 1857-CP. Nice strike. CHOICE BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." This date is one of several scarce dates (1855-57) issued during the War of the Reform. The later issues of 1858-64 are more available. The Durango mint opened in 1811 and closed in 1895. The SCWC lists no overdates or varieties.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.4, DP-Do37.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.

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