Ecuador 1842-MV 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 7091 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $8,050. The catalog description noted, "ECUADOR. 8 Escudos, 1842-MVS. Lightly cleaned, bold VERY FINE+." This type was struck 1841-43 and superseded a similar design (KM 23.1) issued 1838-41. Like all predecimal Ecuadorian gold coins, it is rare. One, two and four escudo pieces also exist.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-3; KM 23.2; Seppa-91.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.