Mexico 1851-Mo GC 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31275
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This specimen was lot 31275 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1851 Mo-GC AU50 NGC, Mexico City mint. A lustrous and rather well struck specimen of this scarce issue, with little actual wear and considerable reflectiveness in the fields. From The FoxLair Collection." The Mexico City is one of the abundant mints for the denomination.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.9, Fr-64.

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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