Mexico 1861-Mo CH 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72644
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This is an example of an eight reales minted at the Mexico City mint, assayers CH. Assayer TH also exists for 1861. The first specimen was lot 72644 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $446.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1861-MoCH. NGC MS-64. Good strike with strong flashy luster."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 377.10, DP-Mo47.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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