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Mexico Oaxaca 8 Reales  1812
Mexico Oaxaca 8 Reales 1812

During the Mexican War of Independence, emergency coinage was cast in an Oaxaca blacksmith's shop in an attempt to ward off the insurgents and remain loyal to Spain. It did not work. The Royalists in Oaxaca surrendered soon thereafter. What remains for coin collectors is a very rare cast coin, as shown in the picture.

The pictured coin comes from a Goldberg auction in 2008 where it sold for $20000 US dollars. The Goldberg coin is in amazing condition. The Standard Catalog of World Coins does not even attempt to place a value on coins in this beautiful, well-preserved condition, but reports only:

worn: $1500 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $6000

If you have one of these coins, consider sending a picture to CoinQuest and we will be able to give you a decent idea of value. To send a picture, start and e-mail exchange using the Contact Us link.

As always, CoinQuest is grateful to Larry and Ira Goldberg for letting us use the image of this amazing coin.

Coin: 13927 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Daniel Coronado, Sat, 16-Mar-2013 07:30:36 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 00:28:50 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 06-Mar-2015 14:45:22 GMT
Requester description: 1812 Oaxaca 1812 8. R. Prov. D. There is a lion standing up, next to it on the right side is a wierd symbol like a square but different . Under the lion is a capital F'(not an apostrophe but a dot) and to the right side of that is a number 7'(not an apostrophe but a dot) under te 7 is 3 charterers emboxed which seem to look like ISI and on the right and left side of this is a flower shape symbol one on each side looks like. Flower is made up of six out circles and one inner circle. On the back side is a big U shaped symbol that covers most of the back in the inside of the U which is closed from the top there is a lion standing up . Around the U are 8 x's in total and there is an outline of the U around those x's as well . On too of this U symbol is a small box which inside has a Symbol I can't make out what it looks like 8 reales
Tags: mexico oaxaca 8 reales mex mexicana mexicanos mexio mexicano mexican real reale prov province lion standing stand symbol square capital dot number 7 3 isi flower one six circles circle x well box providencia providentia provedendo provincial providendo stands symbles symbal simbol symbels symbols simble squarish boxed squared boxes squares capitale captials capitol beaded period dotted beading beads point periods dots points bead numbers numbering numbered florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flowers flour orcid bud lilly fleur lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals ones sixty sixtus sextvs sixth sextvx sextus circled encircle circlet ring loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed cross shield arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon tiger pearl lions cougar tigers pearls

  

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