Mexico 1893-As ML 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6201
Ponterio sale 161, lot 20524
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

The first specimen was lot 6201 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Alamos. 8 Reales, 1893-ML. Sharply struck. ANACS MS-64." The second specimen was lot 20524 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[2] noted, "MEXICO. Alamos. 8 Reales, 1893-AsML. NGC MS-64." The Alamos mint struck eight reales 1864-95. Many of the early dates are rare but this one is common in all grades.

Recorded mintage: 734,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377, DP-As33.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • [2]Ponterio, Rick, et al., Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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