Mexico 1846/5-Go PM 8 escudos

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photo courtesy Stack's
Mexico 1846Go 8 escudos rev Stacks 110-1247.jpg
This specimen was lot 1247 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. Republic. 8 Escudos, 1846/5 Go PM. Guanajuato. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. The overdate is best seen at the top of the 6 which has the extended flag of the 5 coming up from the ball, also the width of the 5 on the lower curve extends slightly out from the loop of the 6. Natural coppery gold with some lustre in the protected areas. Small eagle reverse with rounded tail, narrow wings. Choice Extremely Fine."
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, .760 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 383.7, Fr-72.

Source:

  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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