Mexico 1860-Zs MO 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3076, lot 34346
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This specimen was lot 34346 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico: Republic gold 8 Escudos 1860 Zs-MO AU Details (Obverse Graffiti) NGC, Zacatecas mint. The first example of this assayer-mintmark combination we have offered, possessing a delightful luster in the outer regions." The Zacatecas mint struck this type 1858-71. The SCWC notes this date as common altho the 1860/59-VL/MO is rare and the 1860/9 overdate is slightly better. 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: KM 383.11, Fr-75.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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