Mexico 1858-Mo FH 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6401
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
Goldberg sale 85, lot 4121
Mexico G85-4121r.jpg

The first specimen was lot 6401 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $172.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. 8 Reales, 1858-FH. Sharply struck, prooflike. CHOICE BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." The second specimen was lot 4121 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $494. The catalog description[2] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1858-Mo FH. Wide date. Blue and red tone. NGC graded MS-63." The SCWC lists this date as common with an 1858/7 overdate.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Eliz-720; KM-377.13, DP-Mo44.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • 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.
  • [2]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.

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