Mexico 1877-Go FR 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6341

This date was struck as part of the Guanajuato series of eight reales, issued 1825-97. It is common in all grades. Assayer FR (Faustino Ramirez) is recorded for Guanajuato 1870-78. The SCWC lists no overdates or varieties. The first example bears a large and conspicuous chopmark, unusual on an uncirculated specimen. The second specimen was lot 6341 in Ponterio sale 155, where it sold for $230. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Guanajuato. 8 Reales, 1877-FR. CHOICE BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED."

Recorded mintage: 2,477,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.8, DP-Go57.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • 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.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • 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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