Mexico 1868-Ca JG 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31234
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This specimen was lot 31234 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $4,993.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1868 Ca-JG MS61 PCGS, Chihuahua mint. Mint State with gorgeous color on the eagle side and abundant luster, with the few contact marks expected for the designation. A very scarce date in its own right, missing from the Norweb, Eliasberg and - perhaps more significantly - Gerber collections. From The Law Collection." The Chihuahua mint struck eight escudos 1841-71 but none of the smaller denominations.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM383.1, Fr-67.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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