Mexico 1863-Zs MO 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 5059
Mexico 1863Zs 8 escudos rev Goldberg 72-5059.jpg

This specimen was lot 5059 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $1,438. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Escudos, 1863-Zs Mo. Hand on book. Underlying luster. NGC graded AU-50." Assayer MO (1855-60, 1863-65) is listed as slightly more common than assayer VL (1860-66).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-75; KM-383.11.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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