Mexico 1888-Go RR 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 5840
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This specimen was lot 5840 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $299. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1888-Go RR. Cap & Ray. Toned. NGC graded MS-64." The Guanajuato mint struck operated 1812-1900 and is one of the abundant mints for eight reales; this date is common in all grades.

Recorded mintage: 3,985,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.8; Eliz-614.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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