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Hi I was wondering the worth of this 1850 8 Reales I'm getting significant price ranges online.. Picture is a bit brighter from the flash

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  • Hello William ---

    It's a Mexican 8 reales from the Guanajuato mint (the Go mint mark) with assayer initials PF. My 2015 copy of the Standard Catalog shows the following values:

    F12 - $27.50

    VF20 - $33

    XF40 - $60

    MS60 - $290

    Based on that, I'd assign a 2015 catalog value of $30 US dollars to your coin, probably closer to $50 today (compared to 2015). But catalog values are very rough guides, not guaranteed price levels.

    To demonstrate the vast range of values in collector coins, I have included two pictures from recent auctions by Heritage and Stacks Bowers (very reputable auctioneers). The first coin, with gray background, sold for $65. The second coin, in the NGC slab, sold for $150.

    Further, the one at this eBay page:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/294836699454?hash=item44a5a3013e%3Ag%3AMWcAAOSwujRiG7bw&nma=true&si=WzSJVr1Bpjfbbg%252Fgc0GBCslh1cM%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    sold for $75.

    All in all, I'd say a collector would probably pay between $50 and $75 for your coin. A coin dealer would probably offer you $25 for it.

    PS: Don't use eBay prices for guidance UNLESS they are for completed, "sold" auctions.

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    • Paul Richards Paul Richards  Thank you very much sir

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