Mexico 1790-Mo FM 8 reales KM 108

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Goldberg sale 46, lot 1101
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 1101 in Goldberg sale 46 (Beverly Hills, May 2008), where it sold for $1,450. The catalog description noted[1], "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1790-Mo-FM (Mexico City). Charles IV, 1788-1808. 'Imaginary' bust of Charles IV right. Reverse: Crowned arms between pillars. Very slight weakness at cheek of portrait, otherwise finely struck and very lustrous. Fields prooflike, and lightly toned. NGC graded MS-60 Prooflike." This date is no scarcer than preceding or succeeding dates but brings a premium from type collectors seeking an example of the transitional bust.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: WR-12a; KM 108.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 46: the Millenia Collection, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2008.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.

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