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Mexico 8 Reales 1824 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: Paul, Sun, 12-Jan-2014 00:09:17 GMT
Appraisal ok, reviewed by CoinQuest, be sure to use the current value of silver, Mon, 18-Aug-2014 01:51:34 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.
Tags: mexico 8 reales real meican mex mexicana mexicanos mecican mexio nexicana mexicano mexican reale starburst libertad liberty snake an eagle neck burst liberate liberity liberte lybertad liberta liberdad liberie eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel rays ray hat cap bird vine star beams radiating radiates raduate beam readiate radiate radiant hood caps hooded starrs stars headdress hawk falcon serpent cactus ivy asps snakes asp
I have mint mark Go 1881 SB is this coin of value? - Marc
Since your coin is not in our 'valuable' list on this page, it is not super-high value. Get yourself a coin catalog and look up your specific coin. Coin catalogs have 1000 times more information than this simple web site. You can usually find coin catalogs at your local library. You can buy them on Amazon. - CoinQuest (Paul)
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., D Durango, Mo Mexico City, SLP San Luis Potosi, etc.). 1876 = date. JA = assayer's initials = mint official confirming validity of the coin. 10D 20G = purity of the silver = .9027 pure as described on the Numista web site. - 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)
I have a 1963 with mintmark 'o', republica mexicana 1 peso coin. What is the current price of this old silver coin? - edilberto anyayahan
I assume you mean 1863, not 1963. Back then the peso denomination was not used. This page shows 8 reales coins which are the closest to what you imply. The Mexican Republic started using the peso denomination in 1870. Our page on these coins appears at this link [Press Here]. - CoinQuest (Paul)
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)
*8R.D.1890.M.C.10D.20. - Can you explain what all this means,And is this coin rare? - Mark
Mark -- 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. D = mint producing coin = Durango (there are many other mints, e.g., Zs Zacatecas, Mo Mexico City, SLP San Luis Potosi, etc.). 1890 = date. MC = assayer's initials = mint official confirming validity of the coin. 10D 20G = purity of the silver = .9027 pure as described on the Numista web site. 1890D is not in our 'rare date' list, so it is a common coin with values as specified under 8 REALES above on this page. - CoinQuest (Paul)
Hello I have a Mexican republic 8R 1838 Zs OM 10D 20G coin, could you tell me what is the value of it?
Thank you. - Ana
The value is shown on this page. - CoinQuest (Paul)
Hello. Salam 1 malaysian .. I have this coins. I want to sell its... - iqbal
You are welcomed to sell your coin by taking out a free advertisement on this web site. Click the 'Buy and Sell' button. - 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)
My coin is 8R M with a little o above the M. 1877. With M. H. Republica Mexicana. It has the liberty hat and starburst. I could not find it on the list. What is this one worth? I think it is moderately worn. I can read it. Thanks - Thu ya tun
Since it is not on the list, values are
worn: $35 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $70
well preserved: $100 - CoinQuest (Paul)
I havdm coin 8 R.z 1888.F.Z. 1OD. 20G republica mexicana - alfred
See this page for values. - CoinQuest (Paul)
did they ever mint them in 1898? I was thinking of buying it... - cdot
1898 coins were pesos, not reales as shown here. The pesos have similar patterns. The catalogs show 1898 pesos cataloging around $30 average circulated, $60 well preserved. This is a complicated series of coins. It is best to consult a coin catalog which gives detailed values by date and mint markings. CoinQuest gives general, average values. See our page on pesos at this link [PRESS HERE]. - CoinQuest (Paul)
I have an 1804 8 Reale Coin minted I'm Mexico City. Markings are HISPAN-ET. IND-REX-M-8R-T-H. I Was wondering if there was any info on this Silver piece, as this is the first one I have ever seen, and also, are these coins fairly rare? Thanks a lot.
Jeff - Jessica
Neat coin, Jeff. See this page [PRESS HERE] for pictures and values. - CoinQuest (Paul)
My Grandma has a Coin 8.R.H.1877.J.A.10 D.20 G. With S all over. What does that mean Thanks. - some person
It means you have an 8 reales with the Hermosillo mintmark (there should be a small 'o' above the H). This is followed by the mintage date and J.A. (assayer's initials), and lastly you see the purity of 10 D(ineros) 20 (granos). - CoinQuest (Todd)
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)
Can you please help me identify this coin
It sounds like you might have one of these: CLICK HERE - CoinQuest (Todd)
I found a 8R.D small 'o' over it.1829.R.L.10D small 's' over it.2OG. My greatest find so far!!! Still freaking out a little. Just trying to get a idea if it's a rare one or not. Either way I'm blessed. - Dean
Cool find Dean! - CoinQuest (Todd)