Mexico 1850-Do JMR 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31249
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This specimen was lot 31249 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1850 Do-JMR AU58 NGC, Durango mint. Borderline Mint State with only slight friction evidence on the highest points with significant mint luster remaining. Very scarce on this grade, this piece currently being the 2nd highest graded specimen by NGC. From The Law Collection." The Durango mint struck eight escudos 1832-70 and is one of the abundant mints tho less so than Culiacan or Guanajuato; many dates are common. The eagle is distinctive to Durango and can be found on all the silver and gold denominations.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.3, Fr-68.

Source:

  • [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.
  • 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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