Mexico 1713-MXo J 8 escudos
The first specimen was lot 21495 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $10,925. The catalog description noted, "Felipe V gold cob 8 Escudos 1713 MXO-J, MS63 NGC, struck on a small thick planchet, exceptionally bold mintmark and assayer and full date although the top right of the 3 is not fully readable. Rare and highly desirable in mint state. From the Don Benito Collection of Hispanic Gold." The second specimen was lot 12356 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1713-MxoJ. NGC MS-62. Full shield and cross. Date a bit off planchet but discernable." This type was struck in Mexico 1701-13 with dateless specimens comprising the vast majority. Decent specimens have long been expensive.
Reported Mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-9940, Fr-6; KM-57.1; Cal-type-22 #106.
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- Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.