Mexico 1884-Pi MH 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 25319
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25319 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic Cap & Rays 8 Reales 1884 Pi-MH, MS62 NGC. Bright and lustrous with a touch of striking softness on the obverse. Extremely rare variety with no 's' superscripts in 10D or 20 G. We can find no record of this variety having been sold, and this is the first we have seen. From The Nogales Collection." The SCWC notes an 1884/3 overdate and an MH/MM overassayer but does not note this variety, which is otherwise common.

Recorded mintage: unknown but probably over a million.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.12, DP-Pi73.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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.
  • 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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