Mexico 8 Reales 1823 to 1897
Hi Deb -- You probably have a well-worn 8 reales coin from the old Republic of Mexico.
If you have one of these, seek out a knowledgeable collector or coin dealer for an in-person appraisal.
Coin: 533 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: deb, Tue, 26-May-2009 02:47:32 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sun, 12-Jan-2014 00:09:17 GMT
Updated by Chris - Appraisal OK. Be sure to use the current value of silver., Mon, 07-Nov-2016 04:57:18 GMT
Requester description: 1882 date side has what looks like a starburst with the words 'LIBERTAD' in the middle. The other side has a snake and an eagle intertwined near the neck of the eagle.
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Hello, I am trying to understand the texts on the coins, May I ask for some info, if its ok with you, - What is that text says about the coin? 8R Zs 1876 J.A. 10Ds 20Gs - thank you
Sir or madam -- It sounds like you are a collector or would make a good one. Your kind of curiosity is a sure-fire indicator that coin collecting is in your blood! 8R = denomination = 8 reales. Zs = mint producing coin = Zacatecas (there are many other mints, e.g., Do Durango, Mo Mexico City, SLP San Luis Potosi, etc.). 1876 = date. JA = assayer's initials = mint official confirming validity of the coin. 10Ds 20Gs = 10 'deniers' or pennyweight + 20 grains = the weight of silver in the coin. - CoinQuest (Paul)
I have 8r z 1874 ja 10 d 2
came upon it at work,I would like to learn more about it. - edilberto bautista
This is one of the more common issues of these 8 reales. It's found in the catalogs under the shorter name '1874Zs JA', where the value is reported as about $30 USD when circulated, rising to $100 or above when absolutely, fully uncirculated. - CoinQuest (Chris)
Hello I have a *8R.GA.1843...RG.10s.20Gs. It's in pretty good shape has all the detail still. What do you think it's worth? - Ryan
The 1843GA is listed here as a 'better date' coin. Coin catalogs have detailed listings of each coin by date and mint mark. CoinQuest is not a coin catalog. Go to your library, get a coin catalog, and look up your specific coin. There is easily 1000 times more information in a coin catalog than on CoinQuest. - CoinQuest (Paul)
I've enjoyed reading about your Mexican coin information. I noticed that you have referred to 'Zs' as 'Tecas'. Actually the mint was in Zacatecas, thus the 'Zs'. I live in a village which had a mint in NW Mexico, Alamos, so you will find an 'A' on coins from there. A few in gold, as well as copper in the early 1800's, were minted in Alamos and if any readers have them I might be interested in buying.
Santiago in Alamos - Debbie
Thank you, Santiago. We have fixed the Zs error. - CoinQuest (Paul)
Is it common to find a counterfeit 8R? I found one metal detecting and my machine identified it as silver but I was told it is counterfeit due to it weighing 23.3 grams. A real reale weighs around 27 grams. What do you think?
Jmann - manuel
Heavy wear on a coin can account for some weight loss but 4 grams is a lot, relatively speaking. Because these are very popular coins, there are going to be counterfeits and replicas out there. We'd be happy to take a look at it and offer our opinion! Just CLICK HERE and you'll be able to upload photos for us to check out. - CoinQuest (Todd)