Mexico 1849-Go PF 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 31195
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This specimen was lot 31195 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic 8 Reales 1849 Go-PF MS64 NGC, Guanajuato mint. A bold eagle and ample amounts of striking luster. A few marks that are only really visible under magnification prevent this piece from achieving true Gem Mint State status." Assayer PF is listed for 1848-61.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.8, DP-Go33.


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  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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