Mexico 1863-Do CP 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6268
Ponterio sale 164, lot 2745
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

The first specimen was lot 6268 in Ponterio sale 155 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $442. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Durango. 8 Reales, 1863-CP (3/inverted 3). Ex: 'Lawson Collection', Superior 6/85 Auction, lot #3537. Ex: Ponterio Auction #139, lot #321 where it hammered for $300. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." The second specimen was lot 2745 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $563.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "MEXICO. Durango. 8 Reales, 1863-DoCP. Light toning. NGC MS-64." The Durango mint struck eight reales 1824-95 and this date is listed as slightly scarce. Numerous overdates exist (1863/1, 1863/2, 1863/53).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.4; DP-Do43.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 155: The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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