Mexico 1861-C PV 8 reales

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photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 6231 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $207. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Culiacan. 8 Reales, 1861-PV/E. From our sale #139, lot #168 where it hammered for $210. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." The Culiacan mint struck eight reales 1846-97 and this date is available tho not common. Mintmaster PV (shown here) is priced over double the other mintmaster for the year, CE.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.3, DP-Cn17.

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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • 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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