Mexico 1858-C CE 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 75, lot 3660
Mexico 1858C 8 escudos rev G75-3660.jpg

The Culiacan mint struck eight escudos 1846-70 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; most dates are common. This specimen was lot 3660 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $1,840. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Escudos, 1858-C CE. Hand on book. Struck softly in centers. NGC graded AU-58."

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-66; KM 383.2.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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