Mexico 1892-Ca MM 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6963
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This specimen was lot 6963 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $223.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1892-CaMM. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Tied with five examples for finest certified at either PCGS or NGC. Great luster with faint parchment hued tone." The Chihuahua mint struck eight reales 1831-95. Many of the early dates are rare but this one is common in all grades.

Recorded mintage: 2,527,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.2; DP-Ca75.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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