Mexico 1861-C CE 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40268
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

The Culiacan mint struck eight escudos 1846-70 and most dates are reasonably available but are seldom seen in this quality. This specimen was lot 40268 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,990. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Culiacan. 8 Escudos, 1861-CE. NGC MS-61."

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.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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