Mexico 1879-Do TB 8 reales

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Sedwick Treasure auction 26, lot 1044

This specimen was lot 1044 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (Winter Park, FL, November 2019), where it sold for $428.40. The catalog description[1] noted, "Durango, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1879TB, NGC MS 64. Choice luster with patchy rainbow toning, parts of rims weak, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65." The Durango mint struck this type 1825-95 and this date is common. Assayer TB is listed for 1878-80.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver.

Catalog reference: DP-Do65; KM-377.4.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 26, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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