Mexico 1873-Go FR 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 4133
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4133 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $270. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1873-Go FR. ANACS graded MS-64." The Guanajuato mint issued this type 1825-70 and 1873-97 and most dates are readily available. Assayer FR is listed for 1870-78. The balance scale peso is much more available for 1873.

Recorded mintage: unknown but slightly scarce.

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

Catalog reference: Eliz-594; KM-377.8; DP-Go54.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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