Mexico 1860-C CE 8 escudos

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from Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 39432
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This specimen was lot 39432 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1860/58-CCE. NGC AU Details--Excessive Surface Hairlines. Nice strike with attractive luster. Lightly cleaned long ago, still attractive." The Culiacan mint struck eight escudos 1846-70 and most dates, including this one, are reasonably available. Assayer PV is also noted for the year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • 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, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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