Mexico 1868-Mo PH 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31279
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This specimen was lot 31279 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1868 Mo-PH MS63 NGC, Mexico City mint. Choice Mint State with considerable luster and a stronger strike than usually seen, thus very desirable. A rare designation for this issue. From The Law Collection." The specimen shown is the last of a series struck 1824-69 at the Mexico City mint. That mint struck all denominations, silver, gold and copper. This date is common, tho many dates are rare. Assayer CH is also known for the year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.9, Fr-64.

Source:

  • 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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