Mexico 1862-Ga JG 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 30330
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30330 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $4,465. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic Caps and Rays 8 Reales 1862 Ga-JG AU58 PCGS, Guadalajara mint, A well struck example and choice for the designation since essentially Mint State with no discernible friction evidence in the higher points and fully lustrous surfaces. Very possibly the finest known of this very rare date." The Guadalajara mint issued this type 1825-95. Most dates after 1875 from this mint are readily available but this date is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .785 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 377.6, DP-Ga44 ("Excessively Rare").


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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.

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