Mexico 1878-Mo MH 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 22307
photo courtesy Stacks-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 22307 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $68. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. 8 Reales, 1878-MoMH. NGC AU-58. Attractive gun metal toning." The Mexico City mint produced large quantities of eight reales 1823-97 and most dates are readily available, including this one. Assayer MH is recorded for 1877-90.

Recorded mintage: 2,154,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.10; DP-Mo63.

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.
  • 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 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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