Mexico 1874-Go FR 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 164, lot 2757
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
Stack's Bowers 2019 Collector's Choice sale, part of lot 72519
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 2757 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $632.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Guanajuato. 8 Reales, 1874/3-GoFR. Light attractive toning. NGC MS-65." The second specimen was part of lot 72519 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $192. The catalog description[2] noted, "MEXICO. Trio of 8 Reales (3 Pieces), 1856-74. Guanajuato Mint. All PCGS Gold Shield Certified. All Guanajuato Mint. ...3) 1874-Go FR. PCGS Genuine--Tooled, Unc Details. From the Sonoran Sunset Collection." The Guanajuato mint issued this type 1825-97 and most dates are readily available. The overdate 1874/3 is listed as more common than the regular date. Assayer FR is listed for 1870-78.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.8; DP-Go54.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.
  • [2]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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