Mexico 1868-Ca MM 8 reales

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Stack's Bowers 2019 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72485
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This specimen was lot 72485 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $216. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1868-Ca MM. Chihuahua Mint. Republic. PCGS Genuine--Scratch, Unc Details Gold Shield. Some scratches as noted are evident, but this piece nevertheless offers a charming steel gray tone with an alluring golden highlight near the peripheries." The Chihuahua mint struck eight reales 1831-95. This is a scarce date but not rare like 1865 or 1866. Assayer JG is also noted for 1868. Assayer MM operated 1868-76.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.2; DP-Ca45.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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