Mexico 1880-Ho JA 8 reales

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die style of 1880
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die style of 1881, from the San Dimas Collection
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Shown is an 1880-HoJA 8 reales, one of a type struck 1825-97. Assayer JA (Jesus Acosta) is recorded at the Hermosillo mint for the years 1877-83. The mintage is not recorded but the date is rather scarce, being priced about 60% higher than the common dates of the 1890's. The Hermosillo mint opened in 1835 and closed in 1895.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.9, DP-Ho24.

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.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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