Mexico 1869-Ga JM 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 154, lot 6366
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 6366 in Ponterio sale 154 (Baltimore, June 2010), where it sold for $437. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1869-GaJM. Slightly weak strike, light toning. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." The Guadalajara mint opened in 1812 and closed in 1895. The SCWC lists no overdates or varieties and notes this date as somewhat scarce. Assayer JM is listed for 1867-69. The other assayer for 1869, IC, is listed as scarcer.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.6.


  • 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, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 154: The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.

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