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1876 8R Go F R 10DS 20Gs Mexico

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  • weighs 27 g

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  • Gorgeous coin, Nikki. Genuine and valuable.

    DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

    27 grams is the right weight.

    8 reales (8R). Guanajuato mint (Go). FR assayer initials.

    The one in my picture is similar to yours. It sold to a collector for $200 US dollars during a 2020 auction. A coin dealer might offer $100 plus or minus $20 to buy it from you. The one in my picture is encapsulated and graded by NGC at AU58. Yours looks to be AU also.

    Your coin carries a common date and mint mark. For better dates and mint marks, see this page:

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?coin=533

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      Paul Richards thank you so much for the valuable info. Ive collected coins since i was a kid but I didn’t actually know a thing about coin collecting up until a couple of years ago. I have a lot to learn but i’m enjoying it. The one thing I’ve always heard is to never clean the coins. unfortunately I didn’t have a choice for this coin  as it was wrapped in layers of thick tape and had lots of glue all over the coin. I don’t intend on selling it anytime soon though if at all. i also have this coin, Un Peso 1900 Mo A.M 902.7.  this one was also wrapped in thick tape although I removed most of it 

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      nikki 

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  • The Mexico City (Mo) mint is pretty common. The one in my picture sold for $52 US dollars. The "bandaid" look on your coin lowers value substantially.

    You did a good job getting the goo off the 8 reales. We always say "Don't clean a coin" because most people smear coins with silver polish and thus destroy them. In fact, there are professional coin cleaning services which do excellent jobs of making dirty coins look nice. Instead of "cleaning," it's called "conservation." Conservation is generally done by museum curators.

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  • thank you Mr. Richards for taking the time to reply and for providing useful information  and insight. I truly appreciate it.

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