Mexico 1836-Ga JG 8 escudos

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 1276
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This specimen was lot 1276 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $4,993.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Guadalajara. 8 Escudos, 1836-GaJG. PCGS Genuine--Damage, AU Details Secure Holder. Very scarce mint. Well struck with typical minor weakness in centers. Light field smoothing that is barely noticeable. A very acceptable example of an 8 Escudos from this hard to locate mint." Guadalajara struck gold for Mexico throughout the years of the Republic but concentrated its production on two escudos. Eight escudos were emitted 1825-66; no date is common but the 1836 JG is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-70; KM-383.5.


  • 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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