Mexico 1858-Zs MO 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 150, lot 9063

This coin was lot 9063 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1858-ZsMO. SCARCE first-year issue for this mint. Well struck, lustrous. Dipped. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." The Zacatecas mint struck this type 1858-71. The SCWC gives this date about a 25% premium over the later dates of the 1860's. Zacatecas was a prolific issuer of all denominations of silver but the gold coins are not so common.

Recorded mintage: Unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-75; KM 383.11.

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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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