Mexico 1859-Mo FH 8 reales

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photo courtesy Stack's
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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6402
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 1065 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, October 2010), where it sold for $431.25. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. Republic. 8 Reales, 1859 Mo FH. Mexico City. Cap and Rays. Rv. Resplandor. Brilliant with ample lustre to please the eye and toned at the rims with rich russet-gold on the obverse and reverse. Boldly struck on the eagle’s wings save for the left edge. Great eye appeal for this issue. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated."

The second specimen was lot 6402 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $195.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. 8 Reales, 1859-FH. Sharply struck, prooflike. CHOICE BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." While this date is listed as common, there is a scarce overdate, 1859/8.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.10, DP-Mo45.


  • 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.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, Frank Van Valen and Christine Karstedt, Coin Galleries Mail and Internet Bid Sale, New York: Stack's, 2010.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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