Mexico 1845-Ga MC 8 escudos

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 561

This specimen was lot 561 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £4,000 (about US$6,195 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, 8 escudos, Guadalajara mint, 1845 MC, minor edge bruise at 1 o'clock on reverse, extremely fine and lightly toned, rare." This denomination was struck at the Guanajuato mint 1825-30, 1836-37, 1840-57, 1861, 1863 and 1866. This is a rare date for the mint but Guadalaljara is a scarce mint in general, being comparable to Oaxaca or Hermosillo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.5, Fr-70.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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