Mexico 1860-Ca JC 8 reales

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Stack's Bowers 2020 ANA sale, lot 23365
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This specimen was lot 23365 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Las Vegas, August 2020), where it sold for $144. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1860-Ca JC. Chihuahua Mint. NGC EF-45. A handsome and evenly worn example with a decent strike and rich slate grey patina." The Chihuahua mint struck eight reales 1831-95. Many of the early dates are rare but this one is still quite scarce. Assayer JC is listed for 1857-66.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a better date.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.2; DP-Ca33.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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 August 2020 ANA Auction: World Coins, featuring the Duke of Lansing Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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