Mexico 1867-Do CP 8 escudos

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photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This coin was lot 9052 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $2,070. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1867/6 (6/5)-DoCP. RARE date. Uneven strike resulting in flatness at fineness and MEXICANA. Lovely orange tone with purple highlights. Attractive EXTREMELY FINE-ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." The type was struck in Durango fairly steadily 1832-70. The mint is fairly common tho many individual dates are rare. This date is listed in the SCWC as 1867/56 along with an 1867/4. Assayer CP is recorded for 1852-77.

Recorded mintage: Unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-68; KM 383.3.


  • 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.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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