Mexico 1873-C MP 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 106, lot 2319
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This specimen was lot 2319 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $72. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1873-C MP. Scarce date. PCGS graded Very Fine Detail (Tooled)." This date is scarce as Culiacan spent most of the year minting the balance scale peso. This specimen sold cheap because of the scratches on the obverse. In 1874, the mintmark was changed to "CN".

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.3; DP-Cn28.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 106: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.
  • 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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