Mexico 1856-Go PF 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31261
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This specimen was lot 31261 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1856 Go-PF MS61 NGC, Guanajuato mint. Lustrous Mint State and most attractive with the eye appeal not hindered by the expected handling marks for the grade. Decidedly scarce in this quality (Long rates Uncirculated examples as rare). From The Valle de la Rana Collection." The Guanajuato mint struck eight escudos 1828-70 and is the most abundant mint for that denomination; most dates are common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.7, Fr-72.


  • [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.
  • 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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