Ecuador 1850-GJ 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3008, lot 21114
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
This specimen was lot 21114 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $23,000. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Republic gold 8 Escudos 1850-GJ, superb AU55 NGC, with impeccably sharp design features and minimal handling in the fields. The surfaces are delicately toned with abundant underlying luster. Listed in the SCWC as rare and unpriced, and only the third example we have encountered."
This type was struck 1847-55 but like all predecimal Ecuadorian gold coins, remains beyond the reach of ordinary collectors.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .875 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 34.1, Fr-8, Calico Onza-1769.

Source:

  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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