Mexico 1894-Do ND 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6966
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This specimen was lot 6966 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1894-DoND. PCGS MS-65 Secure Holder. Tied with just one other example for finest certified at PCGS and NGC. A brilliant central design with peripheral multi-hued toning." The Durango mint struck eight reales 1812-95 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; this late date is common in all grades.

Recorded mintage: 1,537,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.4; DP-Do85.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.
  • [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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