Mexico 1846-GC MP 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6323
image courtesy Ponterio & Associates

The first specimen was lot 6323 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $2,185. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Guadalupe Y Calvo. 8 Reales, 1846-MP. Retrograde 'S's in 'Ds20Gs'. Ex: Richard Long Sale, May 2003, lot #264 where it realized $2,850. VERY RARE and exceptional quality, nice strike. Lustrous EXTREMELY FINE."

The second specimen was lot 6324 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $2,070. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Guadalupe Y Calvo. 8 Reales, 1846-MP. Mule: small rounded cap and normal eagle. Ex: Richard Long Sale, May 2003, lot #263 where it realized $2,500. VERY RARE and exceptional quality. Light toning, nice strike. Attractive BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." This mint was open 1844-52 and assayer MP is the only one recorded for that mint, which struck all the silver and gold denominations, from the quarter real to the eight escudos. Of the fourteen mints which struck silver pesos, only Catorce and Estado de Mexico are scarcer.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.7, DP-GC03.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.

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