Mexico 1863-Ce ML 8 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was struck at the Real de Catorce mint in the 1860's. It is recorded that the mint operated until 1869 but all known specimens of its products, silver two, four and eight reales, are dated the year of its inauguration, 1863. Of the fourteen mints which struck silver pesos, only Estado de Mexico is scarcer.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.1.

Source:

  • 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.

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