Mexico 1835-Pi JS 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 ANA sale, lot 23262
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This specimen was lot 23262 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1835-Pi JS. San Luis Potosi Mint. NGC MS-61. Denomination "8Rs" variety. Strong obverse strike and only slight weakness on the center reverse, good luster, and patchy gray toning." This date also comes with the denomination expressed "8R". Assayer JS is listed for 1827-42.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-377.12; DP-Pi10.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Dunigan, Mike, and J. B. Parker, Resplandores: Cap and Ray 8 Reales of The Republic of Mexico, 1823-1897, Beverly Hills, CA: Superior Stamp & Coin, 1997.
  • 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.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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