Mexico 1841-Pi JS 8 reales

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Mexico 1841Pi 8 reales rev DSLR.jpg
Ponterio sale 155, lot 6440
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This eight reales is one of a series struck 1827-93 at the San Luis Potosi mint. This date is scarce compared to the later issues of the 1880's and 1890's but is not rare. A rare variety with the mintmark as "iP" instead of "Pi" is noted for the year. Assayer JS is recorded for 1827-42. The second specimen was lot 6440 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $431.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Potosi. 8 Reales, 1841-JS. Light iridescent toning. CHOICE BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.12, DP-Pi16.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.
  • Harper, David C., ed., North American Coins & Prices: A Guide to U. S., Canadian and Mexican Coins, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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