Mexico 1868-Pi PS 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6450
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

The specimen shown is an 1868Pi-PS eight reales from the San Luis Potosi mint, which struck the type 1827-93. The San Luis Potosi mint closed in 1893, having struck most of the silver and copper denominations but never issued gold. The SCWC lists one overdate, 1868/7, shown here, which is priced about double the normal date. This specimen was lot 6450 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Potosi. 8 Reales, 1868/7-PS. Scarce overdate in exceptional condition, lightly toned. Attractive ALMOST UNCIRCULATED."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.12, DP-Pi56.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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