Mexico 1814-Mo JJ 8 escudos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is an example of the "standard bust" eight escudos struck in Mexico City 1814-21. Altho eight dates exist, it is quite a bit scarcer than the preceding type with the "imaginary bust." The SCWC lists no overdates for this year; assayer JJ is listed for 1811-21.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 161, Fr-52.


  • 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.

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