Mexico 1844-Go PM 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31255
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This specimen was lot 31255 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1844 Go-PM AU58 NGC, Guanajuato mint. Borderline Mint State and a very lustrous specimen, with scattered handling marks well within the confines of the designation. The much rarer variety with the eagle style of the 1843. From The Valle de la Rana Collection." The Guanajuato mint struck eight escudos 1828-70 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; most dates are common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 383.7, Fr-72.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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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