Mexico 1874-Cn MP 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6242

This specimen was lot 6242 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $920. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Culiacan. 8 Reales, 1874-MP. 'Cn' mint mark. Exceptional quality for this scarce date. Attractive toning, nice strike. CHOICE ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." The Culiacan mint struck eight reales 1846-97 and this date is rather common. This is the date wherein the "CN" mintmark was introduced and the "CN" variety is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.3, DP-Cn30.

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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