Mexico 1866-C CE 8 reales
This specimen was lot 6238 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. Culiacan. 8 Reales, 1866-CE. Five pointed star. Several small scratches on the reverse, dipped. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." The Culiacan mint struck eight reales 1846-97 and this date is either the rarest or second rarest.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 377.3, DP-Cn23.
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- 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.