Mexico 1808-Mo TH 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 46, lot 1104
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg

This specimen was lot 1104 in Goldberg sale 46 (Beverly Hills, May 2008), where it sold for $1,750. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1808-Mo-T.H. Ferdinand VII. Armored bust right. Deeply toned with much mint brilliance. NGC graded MS-64. Circulated throughout the Americas as the standard silver coin of the realm. These were legal tender in the United States until 1850." This type was struck 1808-11. The prior type, with the bust of Charles IV, is also recorded for 1808.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common in circulated condition.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-15784, Eliz-135; KM 110.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 46: the Millenia Collection, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2008.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.

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