Mexico 1857-Go PF 8 reales

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Stack's Bowers 2019 Collector's Choice sale, part of lot 72519
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was part of lot 72519 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $192. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Trio of 8 Reales (3 Pieces), 1856-74. Guanajuato Mint. All PCGS Gold Shield Certified. All Guanajuato Mint. ...2) 1857-Go PF. PCGS AU-58. ...From the Sonoran Sunset Collection." This eight reales is one of a series struck 1825-97 at the Guanajuato mint. This date is common altho the 1857/6 and 1857/5 overdates are somewhat scarce. Assayer PF is recorded for years 1848-61.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.8; DP-Go41.


  • 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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