Mexico 1863-Go YF 8 escudos

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Sincona sale 54, lot 866
This specimen was lot 866 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 1,000 CHF (about US$1,190 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Erste Republik, 1823-1864. 8 Escudos 1863, Go-YF-Guanajuato. Sehr schön. Schrötlingsfehler am Rand. (republic of Mexico, eight escudos of 1863, Guanajuato mint. Very fine, Flan defect on the edge.)"
The Guanajuato mint was the most prolific issuer of gold during the Republic.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.94 g.

Catalog reference: KM 383.7, Fr.72.


  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • 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.

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