Mexico 1873-Ho PR 8 reales

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Stack's Bowers 2019 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72524
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This specimen was lot 72524 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $204. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1873-Ho PR. Hermosillo Mint. PCGS Genuine--Damage, Unc Details Gold Shield. Though exhibiting an unfortunate punch mark near the edge on the obverse, this otherwise uncirculated example offers an incredible rainbow iridescence radiating from the central fields. From the Sonoran Sunset Collection." The Hermosillo mint struck eight reales 1835-39 and 1861-95. Assayer PR operated 1867-75. This is a somewhat better date.

Recorded mintage: 351,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.9; DP-Ho15.


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  • 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 October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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