Mexico 1883-Ca MM 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3016, lot 24721
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24721 in Heritage sale 3016 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $718.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic 8 Reales 1883 Ca-MM, MS65 NGC. Full mint brilliance with a hint of golden toning and interesting doubling of some letters in the obverse legend." We hasten to assure collectors contemplating this series that this date from the Chihuahua mint normally sells for a fraction of the price realized above. The Chihuahua mint issued this type 1831-95 and most dates after 1868 are readily available. An 1883/2 overdate with an MM/MG overassayer is listed and given a slight premium.

Recorded mintage: 818,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.2.


  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3016, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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