Mexico 1863/53-Mo CH 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 22329
Mexico 1863Mo 8 escudos rev Heritage 3021-22329.jpg

This specimen was lot 22329 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $10,575. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1863/53 Mo-CH, MS65 NGC. An exceptionally fine piece from a famous collection. This wonderful example has gorgeous mellow gold luster and near-flawless surfaces. It is perfectly centered with sharp rims, and only very slight softness of strike in the central areas, producing excellent eye appeal and is, all-in-all, a delightful example of the Hand on Book 8 Escudos. The discerning collector would have trouble finding another the equal of this Gem piece. Ex: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection." The Mexico City mint struck eight escudos 1824-69 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; most dates are common. Assayers CH and TH are noted for the year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-66, KM 383.9.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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