Mexico 1832-Do RM 8 escudos

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Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 21362
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This specimen was lot 21362 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1832-DoRM. NGC MS-61. Nearly fully prooflike in the fields with impressive detail remaining within the hand over book and distinct Durango eagle motifs. Tied with two other examples for the finest graded at NGC." The Durango mint struck eight escudos 1832-70 and is one of the abundant mints tho less so than Culiacan or Guanajuato; most dates are common. The eagle is distinctive to Durango and can be found on all the silver and gold denominations.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.3, Fr.68.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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