Zacatecas 1810 8 reales
Revision as of 17:36, 12 April 2020 by Meontko (Text replacement - "* Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, ''Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed.,'' Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012." to "* Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, ''Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed.'', Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.")
"1810. Zacatecas. 8 reales. Flores y castillos. Acuñación descuidada. Precioso color. Rarísima. (MBC/MBC-). (Eight reales of 1810, Zacatecas mint, flowers and castles. Carelessly struck, precious color, extremely rare, very fine.)"Alarmed by the outbreak of the Mexican war of independence, local officials opened a mint in Zacatecas so that silver ore would not have to be transported over bandit infested mountain trails. This provisional type was struck 1810-11 and is rare in nice condition as most were poorly made.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 grams, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Cal. 674, KM 189.
- Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
- 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.