Mexico 1876-Do CM 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6965
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This specimen was lot 6965 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1876/5-DoCM. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Tied with one other example for finest certified at either NGC or PCGS. A terrific example with beautiful Pearlescent hued toning." The Durango mint struck eight reales 1812-95 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; this late date is reasonably common in all grades. Assayer CM is listed for 1873-77.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.4; DP-Do59.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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