Mexico 1816-Mo JJ 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 31412 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VII gold 8 Escudos 1816 Mo-JJ MS62 NGC, Mexico City mint. Choice Mint State with essentially full mint bloom, a sharp strike and a few scattered surface abrasions preventing the Choice designation. A most attractive example, rare in this quality and a suiting representative of this popular type for any advanced quality-minded cabinet. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." This type was struck 1814-21 and is rather scarcer than the preceding type of 1809-12 with the imaginary bust.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 161, Onza-1266.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.