Mexico (1695-99)-MXo L 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12355
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This specimen was lot 12355 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $5,170. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, ND (1695-99). Charles II (1665-1700). Scarce type for Charles II, this cross type was only used for a brief time near the end of his rule. A small portion of date is visible and slightly doubled. EXTREMELY FINE. Ex: 1715 Plate Fleet." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type is listed for 1679-1701. Most specimens lack dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-2; KM-56.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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