Mexico 1894-Mo AM 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 164, lot 2800
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
Ponterio sale 169, lot 11227
photo courtesy Stacks-Bowers LLC

The first specimen was lot 2800 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $632.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. 8 Reales, 1894-MoAM. Beautiful iridescent toning. NGC MS-65." The second specimen was lot 11227 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $421. The catalog description[2] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. 8 Reales, 1894-MoAM. NGC MS-64. Well struck, lustrous, toned." This date is common. The Mexico City mint issued this type 1824-97 and most dates are readily available.

Recorded mintage: 12,394,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.10; DP-Mo80.


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  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.
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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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