Mexico 1826-Mo JM 8 escudos

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 1283
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The Mexico City mint struck eight escudos 1824-69 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; most dates are common. This date known only as the overdate and is scarce. This specimen was lot 1283 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $4,406.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. 8 Escudos, 1826/5-MoJM. PCGS MS-61 Secure Holder. Scarce date. Well struck with minor weakness in centers. Reflective surfaces and good eye appeal."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-64; KM-383.9.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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