Ecuador 1855/2-GJ 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30049
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30049 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $10,575. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1855/2-GJ, XF45 NGC. Well-struck, with fully original surfaces and a small obverse flan flaw. A choice example at the XF grade. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." All the pre-decimal gold coins of Ecuador are rare and hotly pursued when they appear in auctions.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 26.94 grams, .875 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-8 var.; KM-34.1.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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.

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