Mexico 1861-Go PF 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 164, lot 919
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 919 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1861/0-GoPF. Lustrous. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." The Guanajuato mint struck eight escudos of this type 1828-70 and is one of the abundant mints for this denomination. The regular date and the 1861/0 overdate are both common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-72; KM-383.7.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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