Mexico 1856-Mo GF 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 100, lot 2370
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The specimen shown is a middle date of a series struck 1824-69 at the Mexico City mint. That mint struck all denominations, silver, gold and copper. This date is common, tho many dates are rare. Assayer GF is also known for 1855-57. This specimen was lot 2370 in Goldberg sale 100 (Los Angeles, September 2017), where it sold for $1,234. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Escudos, 1856-Mo GF. Hand on Book. Surface marks in the center on both sides. PCGS graded AU Details, Damaged."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-64, KM 383.9.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 100: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.

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