Mexico 1838/6-Do RM 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 1218 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,610. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 8 Escudos, 1838/6 Do RM. Durango. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. A pleasing example of this extremely rare date despite a couple of trivial pin scratches that blend into the devices. Yellow-gold with a tinge of orange. The 8 is clearly over a 6 in the date, and the rims are clean. This particular coin lacks planchet flaws and the strike is reasonably sharp. About Uncirculated." 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, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 383.3, Fr.68.
- Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
- 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.
- 1837-Do 8 escudos
- 1838-GA ½ real
- 1838-MO ½ real
- 1838-ZS real
- 1838-GO 2 reales
- 1838-GA 8 reales
- 1838-CA 8 reales
- 1838-GO 8 reales
- 1838-PI 8 reales
- 1838-ZS 8 reales
- 1838-DO ½ escudo
- 1838-DO escudo
- 1838-GO 4 escudos
- 1838-GO 8 escudos
- 1838-MO 8 escudos
- 1839-Do 8 escudos
- Coins and currency dated 1838
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