Mexico 1881-Mo MH 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 4144
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 4144 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1881-Mo MH. Lustrous with a hint of toning. PCGS graded MS-64." The SCWC lists this date as common in all grades with a premium for the 1881/0 overdate.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Eliz-743; KM-377.10; DP-Mo66.


  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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