Mexico 1890-Ca MM 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6222
Ponterio sale 155, lot 6221

The first specimen was lot 6222 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $258.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 8 Reales, 1890/88-MM. DP-Ca73 (unlisted overdate). VERY RARE overdate. From our sale #139, lot #131 where it hammered for $325. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED."

The second specimen was lot 6221 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $2,587.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 8 Reales, 1890-MM. DP-Ca70. Struck 40% off center. Light scratches. EXTREMELY FINE." The Chihuahua mint struck eight reales 1831-95. Many of the early dates are rare but the 1890 is common in all grades. The overdate, 1890/88, is rare. Off-center strikes are known for various dates but all are scarce.

Recorded mintage: 2,137,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.2, DP-Ca70, DP-Ca73.

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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