Mexico 1874-Pi MH 8 reales

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Shown is an 1874-Pi MH 8 reales, one of a type struck at San Luis Potosi 1827-93. Assayer MH is recorded at the Alamos mint for the years 1873-85. The mintage is not recorded but the date is common, especially in the rather drab condition shown here. An overdate, 1874/3, is recorded and awarded a substantial premium. The San Luis Potosi mint opened in 1827 and closed in 1893 and struck copper and silver.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: KM 377.12.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.

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