Mexico 1873-Do CM 8 reales

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Stack's Bowers 2020 ANA sale, lot 23369
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This specimen was lot 23369 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Las Vegas, August 2020), where it sold for $132. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1873-Do CM. Durango Mint. PCGS Genuine--Tooled, VF Details Gold Shield. A decently struck and earthy toned coin with some scratches above and to the right of the assayers' initials." Assayer CP, also listed for 1873, is priced about triple that of assayer CM.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a better date.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.4; DP-Do54.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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 August 2020 ANA Auction: World Coins, featuring the Duke of Lansing Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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