Mexico 1811-Mo HJ 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40265
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This type with the imaginary bust was struck 1808-12; the succeeding type with the "standard bust" of Ferdinand VII is much scarcer even tho it was struck over a longer span of years. This specimen was lot 40265 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,291. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1811-HJ. NGC AU-55."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-47; KM-160.

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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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