Mexico 1880-Ca PM 8 reales

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photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 6216 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $1,955. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 8 Reales, 1880-PM. VERY RARE. Dipped, nice strike, lustrous EXTREMELY FINE-ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." The Chihuahua mint struck eight reales 1831-95. Many of the early dates are rare but most of the later dates are fairly common. This specimen is rare by virtue of the brief tenure of mintmaster PM. Mintmasters AV (rare), PM (very rare), MG and MM are all recorded for 1880.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.2, DP-Ca60.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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