Mexico 1883-Zs JS 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 85. lot 4147
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This eight reales is one of a series struck 1825-97 at the Zacatecas mint. This date is common. Assayer JS is recorded for 1876-86; for 1883, no varieties are noted in Dunigan-Parker tho the SCWC claims an 1883/2. This specimen was lot 4147 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $212. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1883-Zs JS. NGC graded MS-63."

Recorded mintage: 2,563,000.

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

Catalog reference: Eliz-955; KM-377, DP-Zs68.

Source:

  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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