Mexico 1876-Ho AF 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71251
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This specimen was lot 71251 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $552. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1876-HoAF. NGC MS-64. An exceptional example of this date. Single finest certified of this date at NGC. Well struck and brilliant with strong luster." The Hermosillo mint struck eight reales 1861-95 and most of the dates from 1874 on are fairly common.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: KM-377.9; DP-Ho18.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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