Mexico 1859-Zs MO 8 escudos

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 4105
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This specimen was lot 4105 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1859-ZsMO. PCGS EF-40 Secure Holder." The Zacatecas mint struck this type 1858-71. The SCWC notes this date as common. 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, .760 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-75; KM-383.11.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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