Mexico 1858-O AE 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6414
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 6414 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $5,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Oaxaca. 8 Reales, 1858-AE. VERY RARE First Year of Issue. Plain 'O' mint mark. VERY RARE, probably fewer than 12 known examples. Superior condition to what is normally seen. VERY FINE." The SCWC lists this date as rare, unpriced above VF.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.11, DP-Oa01.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [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.

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