Mexico 1838-Mo ML 8 escudos

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from Sedwick Tresaure Auction 21, lot 164

This specimen was lot 164 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1838ML. Lightly toned AU- with grainy surfaces, lustrous at rims." The Mexico City mint struck eight escudos 1824-69 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; most dates are common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.97 grams.

Catalog reference: KM 383.9, Fr-64.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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