Mexico 1868-Ho PR 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12389
photo courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 12389 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $3,819. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Hermosillo. 8 Escudos, 1868-HoPR. PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. Very scarce mint." The Hermosillo mint struck eight escudos 1863-73; most of the dates are available in well circulated condition but nice specimens are scarce. The Hermosillo mint continued striking eight escudos after the other mints had ceased; the 1873-HO is the last ever issued of the denomination.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-73; KM-383.8.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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