Mexico 1861/0-Ga JG 8 escudos

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Mexico 1861Ga 8 escudos rev Stacks 110-1232.jpg
This specimen was lot 1232 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $2,760. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. Republic. 8 Escudos, 1861/0 Ga JG. Guadalajara. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. A bright yellow-gold coin that retains traces of lustre and minimal circulation marks. The rims are intact and the strike is well balanced with the centers reasonably sharp. Although several listings appear for this date in the Richard A. Long reference, he notes that they are usually specimens offered multiple times and the true number extant is quite low. The overdate feature is shallow but the 0 outline is clear. Extremely Fine-About Uncirculated."
The Guadalajara mint struck eight escudos 1828-70 and is one of the less abundant mints compared to Culiacan or Guanajuato; some dates are common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.5, Fr-70.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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