Mexico 1888-As ML 8 reales

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photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 6198 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $241.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Alamos. 8 Reales, 1888/7-ML. Scarce overdate. Slightly weak strike as usual, dipped. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." The Alamos mint struck eight reales 1864-95. Many of the early dates are rare but this one is common in all grades. The overdate shown here is priced about four times the price of the regular date.

Recorded mintage: 508,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377, DP-As28.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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