Mexico 1877-Ca EA 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 164, lot 2734
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 2734 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $483. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 8 Reales, 1877-CaEA. NGC MS-64." 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 (assayers EA, GR, JM and AV).

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.2; DP-Ca55.

Source:

  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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