Mexico 1868-C CE 8 escudos

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1717
This specimen was lot 1717 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 1,100 CHF (about US$1,319 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Republik 8 Escudos 1868. C-CE-Culiacan, Sehr schön. (republic of Mexico, eight escudos of 1868, Culiacan mint. Very fine.)"
The Culiacan mint struck eight escudos for Mexico 1846-70 and most dates are reasonably available. The CB assayer reported for 1868 is an error, caused by a die break.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.97 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-66, KM 383.2.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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