Mexico 1720-Mo J 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 4181
Mexico 1720 8 escudos rev Goldberg 69-4181.jpg

This specimen was lot 4181 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $6,325. The catalog description [2] noted, "Mexico. Cob 8 Escudos, 1720/19-Mo J. Philip V, 1700-1746. Crowned arms. Reverse: Cross. NGC graded EF-45." This type was issued at Mexico in 1714-32 for Philip V of Spain. All specimens with legible dates are rare and hotly pursued.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine gold, .810 troy oz AGW, this specimen 27 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9973, Fr-6; KM-57.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • 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.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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