Mexico 1859-Go PF 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 74, lot 4122
Mexico 1859Go 8 escudos rev Goldberg 74-4122.jpg

The Guanajuato mint struck eight escudos 1825-70 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; most dates are common. This specimen was lot 4122 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $3,680 including buyer's fees. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Escudos, 1859-Go PF. Hand with Liberty Cap over book. Reverse: Eagle. Sharply struck with frosty mint luster. NGC graded MS-63."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-72; KM-383.7.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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