Mexico 1772-Mo FM 8 escudos

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The 1772MoFM eight escudos was one of a series struck in Mexico 1772-88 during the reign of Charles III. The sub-type with the inverted mintmark was struck 1772-73 and again 1786-88. This type, though not cheap, is the first eight escudos type not stratospherically priced.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .901 fine gold, .784 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12828, KM 156.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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