Mexico 1877-Ca AV 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6215

This specimen was lot 6215 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $345. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 8 Reales, 1877-AV. SCARCE. Dipped, minor planchet specks. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." The Chihuahua mint struck eight reales 1831-95. Many of the early dates are rare but 1877 is fairly common. Mintmasters AV (scarce), JM (common), GR (slightly scarce) and EA (somewhat scarce) are all recorded for 1877.

Recorded mintage: 472,000 (all mintmasters).

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.2, DP-Ca56.

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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