Mexico 1842-Go PM 8 escudos

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 21189
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This specimen was lot 21189 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1842-GoPM. PCGS EF-45 Secure Holder. Lightly circulated with even wear and appealing overall color. Nice rims." The Guanajuato mint struck eight escudos 1825-70 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; most dates are common. Assayer PJ also exists for 1842.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-68; KM-383.7.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
  • 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.

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