Mexico 1856-C CE 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 22319
Mexico 1856C 8 escudos rev Heritage 3021-22319.jpg

The Culiacan mint struck eight escudos for Mexico 1846-70 and most dates are reasonably available. This specimen was lot 22319 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,586.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1856 C-CE, XF Details. Lustrous, with flan flaw in lower obverse field. Ex: Superior's Jascha Heifetz Collection Sale, December 9-10, 1989, Lot 193."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-66, KM 383.2.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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