Mexico 1892-Zs FZ 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 164, lot 2815
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 2815 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $391. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Zacatecas. 8 Reales, 1892-ZsFZ. PCGS MS-64." The Zacatecas mint struck eight reales 1825-97 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; this date is common in all grades. An 1892/1 overdate is recorded.

Recorded mintage: 4,238,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.13; DP-Zs78.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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