Mexico 1857-C CE 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 30342
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30342 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1857 C-CE MS61 PCGS, Culiacan mint, Mint State and quite attractive for the designation, with partially lustrous surfaces and fewer contact marks than the ones expected at this level. A tad softly struck as often seen for this mint's production but still a good representative for the type. The rarer 'no periods after C' variety of the date, unpriced in KM and unlisted in the Onza book." The Culiacan mint struck eight escudos 1846-70 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; most dates are common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .785 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 383.2, Fr-66, Onza-1832 (var.).


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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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