Mexico 1877-Zs JS 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 70, lot 4335
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4335 in Goldberg sale 70 (Los Angeles, September 2012), where it sold for $115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1877-Zs JS. Cap and rays. Softly struck centers. Lustrous. NGC graded MS-61. The Charles Ruby Collection." This eight reales is one of a series struck 1825-97 at the Zacatecas mint. This date is common. Assayer JS is recorded for 1876-86

Recorded mintage: 2,700,000.

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

Catalog reference: Eliz-948; KM-377.13.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 70: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2012.

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