Zacatecas 1812 8 reales KM 190

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Goldberg sale 46, lot 1109
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg

This specimen was lot 1109 in Goldberg sale 46 (Beverly Hills, May 2008), where it sold for $4,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico - Zacatecas. War of Independence. Royalist Coinage. 8 Reales, 1811. Ferdinand VII, 1808-1833. L.V.O., late series. Mountain above L.V.O., chain of rosettes below; cross on distant peak. Reverse: Crowned Bourbon arms, flanked by bannered pillars. Modest actual wear, and good surfaces for series. Lightly toned, with touches of iridescence. Very Rare error variety: Ferdinand VII misspelled as Ferdinand VI. NGC graded EF-40."

This type and its cousins (KM 189 thru KM 192) were issued 1810-12. Later, the royalists obtained better equipment and minted Ferdinand VII bust 8 reales (KM 111.5, 1813-22) in large quantity.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .903 silver, this specimen 27.80 grams.

Catalog reference: Eliz MX80 var.; WR --; KM 190 var.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 46: the Millenia Collection, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2008.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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