Mexico 1874-Ca MM 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72627
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This specimen was lot 72627 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $223.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1874-CaMM. NGC MS-63. Frosty brilliant luster." This example is an eight reales from the Chihuahua mint, assayers M and M. The MM assayer combination ran from 1868 to 1895. Many of the coins minted this year were sent to China as trade dollars.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 377.2, DP-Ca50.


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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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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