Mexico 1849-C CE 8 escudos

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This specimen was lot 1210 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,150. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 8 Escudos, 1849 C CE. Culiacan. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Lustrous light yellow-gold, the surfaces show a few shallow scratches and scuffs as well as a minor planchet lamination that is missing from the right wing of the eagle. Well struck with a decent appearance. About Uncirculated." The Culiacan mint struck eight escudos 1846-70 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 383.2, Fr.66.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [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.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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