Mexico 1863-Ga JG 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6309

This specimen was lot 6309 in Ponterio sale 155 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $248. The catalog description[2] noted, "MEXICO. Guadalajara. 8 Reales, 1863-JG. weak strike as usual. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." The Guadalajara mint issued this type 1825-95. Assayer JG is listed for 1836-63 along with 1863/52, 1863/59, 1863/2, 1863/4 overdates but assayer FV remains rare. Most dates after 1875 from this mint are readily available.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce (assayer FV is rare).

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

Catalog reference: DP-Ga45, KM 377.6.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 155: The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.

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