Mexico 1871-Ca MM 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6211
from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1871Ca 8 reales rev DSLR.jpg
close up of the date

The first specimen was lot 6211 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $402.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 8 Reales, 1871-MM. Sharply struck, some toning. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." The Chihuahua mint struck eight reales 1831-95. Many of the early dates are rare but this one is fairly common. An 1871/0 overdate is noted for the year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.2, DP-Ca49.

Source:

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

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