Mexico 1810-Mo HJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 371
This specimen was lot 371 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 170 euro (about US$270 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1810/09. México. HJ. 8 reales. Busto imaginario. Plata agria. Escasa. (EBC-). (eight reales of 1810/09, Mexico City mint, imaginary bust. Planchet flaws, scarce, nearly extremely fine.)"
Assayer TH appears in 1803-10 and HJ for 1809-14. No premium is awarded to the overdate. This type is common altho TH is rare. The year 1810 saw Hidalgo raise the "Grito de Dolores," the first rebellion against Spanish rule which would evolve into the war of independence.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 542, KM 110.


  • 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.
  • [1]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.

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