Mexico 1842-Mo ML 8 escudos

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 21191
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This specimen was lot 21191 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $7,050. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1842-MoML. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. RARE date. A lightly toned well made example of the issue, with warm apricot tone in the legends and smooth lightly circulated surfaces on the balance of the coin. Flawless rims and fully original." The Mexico City mint struck eight escudos 1824-69 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination tho many of the early dates are rare. Assayer MM also exists for 1842.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-68; KM-383.9.


  • [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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