Mexico 1851-Do JMR 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 30301, lot 29023
Mexico 1851Do 8 escudos rev H3031-29023.jpg

This specimen was lot 29023 in Heritage sale 3031 (Dallas, January 2014), where it sold for $1,468.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1851Do-JMR, VF, good surfaces, probably cleaned long ago. Durango mint, assayer, "JMR". Unusual three letter assayer. A seldom seen coin." 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, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3031, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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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