Mexico 1862-Zs VL 8 escudos

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This specimen was lot 1302 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. Republic. 8 Escudos, 1862 Zs VL. Zacatecas. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Reflective fields retain enough sparkle to please the eye and the coin has rich yellow-gold color. Some minor hairlines and a couple of trivial rim bumps fail to detract above a minor note. Well defined by the dies with the hand clear and the eagle's breast complete. About Uncirculated."
The Zacatecas mint struck this type 1858-71. The SCWC rates this date as common. 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.

Catalog reference: Fr-75; KM 383.11.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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