Mexico 1862-Pi RO 8 reales

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from Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 39437
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This specimen was lot 39437 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1862/1-PiRO. NGC AU-58. Round "6". VERY SCARCE. Stands alone as the finest seen at both NGC and PCGS. A touch of wear evident through the eagle's head and wings, but with no measurable wear on the obverse aside from perhaps a bit of strike weakness on the cap. Splendid silvery overall color with hints of very dark crimson clinging to the wreath. A coin sure to enhance the prestige of the collection it enters, and destined to be a favorite of the coin's new owner." The SCWC gives this Potosi overdate only a slight premium over the regular date.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.12; DP-Pi49.


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  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • 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, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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