Mexico 1870-Go FR 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 22301
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 22301 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $160. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1870-GoFR. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. 7 over 6 variety." The Guanajuato mint issued this type 1825-97 and most dates are readily available, including the 1870Go-FR. Assayer YF is rare. The Guanajuato mint issued no eight reales in 1869, 1871 or 1872.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.8; D&P-Go52.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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