Mexico 1897-Mo AM 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 25328
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25328 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic 8 Reales 1897Mo-M, MS65 NGC, subtle gray patina, very attractive. Final date of this series." We hasten to assure collectors contemplating this series that this date from the Mexico City mint normally sells for a fraction of the price realized above. The Mexico City mint issued this type 1824-97 and most dates are readily available.

Recorded mintage: 8,621,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.10.


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  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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