Mexico 1893-Zs FZ 8 reales

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photo courtesy Stack's
Mexico 1893Zs 8 reales rev Stacks 110-1471.jpg
Ponterio sale 155, lot 6470
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

The first specimen was lot 1471 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $161. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 8 Reales, 1893 Zs FZ. Zacatecas. Eagle on cactus. Rv. Cap in rays, Resplandor. Rich cartwheel lustre. MS-63 (NGC)." The second specimen was lot 6469 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $126.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "MEXICO. Zacatecas. 8 Reales, 1893-FZ. Sharply struck. CHOICE BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." 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.

Recorded mintage: 3,872,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.13, DP-Zs79.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • 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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