Mexico 1851-C CE 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31236
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This specimen was lot 31236 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $6,462.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1851 C-CE MS63 NGC, Culiacan mint. Choice Mint State and decidedly rare in this preservation: Long could not locate any examples and the present coin is the only example currently certified as Mint State by NGC. A most attractive type coin for this mint's issues. From The Law Collection." The Culiacan mint struck eight escudos 1846-70 and most dates are reasonably available.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.2, Fr-66.

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.
  • 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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