Mexico 1879-Zs JS 8 reales

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 1235

This specimen was lot 1235 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it sold for $357. The catalog description[1] noted, "Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1879JS, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. Brightly lustrous, minor bagmarks, weak spot in centers, desirable "top pop" example. NGC #2731669-005." This date is common; there is a slight premium for the 1879/8 overdate. Assayer JS is listed for 1876-86. The Zacatecas mint closed in 1905.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-377.13; DP-Zs64.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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