Mexico 1853-Go PF 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 21575
Mexico 1853Go 8 escudos rev Heritage 3010-21575.jpg

This specimen was lot 21575 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1853Go-PF, AU50 ANACS, noticeable luster in the legends, light contact marks. From the Don Benito Collection of Hispanic Gold." The Guanajuato mint struck eight escudos 1828-70 and most dates are reasonably available.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.7.

Source:

  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
  • 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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