Mexico 1815-Mo JJ 8 escudos

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lot 3235 obverse
lot 3235 reverse
lot 3234 obverse
lot 3234 reverse

This page shows two assayers, JJ and HJ, for the 1815/4 8 escudos. The first specimen was lot 3235 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $4,600. The catalog description[1] noted for lot 3235: "1815/4 JJ 8 escudos. Mexico City mint. MS-62 (NGC). Types as above. Attractive medium gold surfaces display strong lustre and a generous degree of prooflike reflectivity, as well as a bold and crisp strike, quite a lovely coin overall. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."

The second specimen was lot 3234, which sold for $1,150. The catalog description[1] noted, "1815/4 HJ 8 escudos. Mexico City mint. AU-53 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous medium gold. From B. Max Mehl’s sale of the Thomas W. Voetter Collection, January 1943, Lot 37."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold. Lot 3235: 27.06 grams, 37.20 mm diameter. Lot 3234: 27.03 grams, 36.60 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 161, Fr-52, Calico Onza-1262 (for lot 3235), Calico Onza-1264 (for lot 3234).


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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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