Mexico 1868-O AE 8 escudos

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 569

This specimen was lot 569 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £2,600 (about US$4,027 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, 8 escudos, Oaxaca mint, 1868 AE, choice mint state, lightly toned. Ex Guatemala Hoard. NGC holder graded MS 62." The Oaxaca mint struck eight escudos 1858-69; most of the dates are available in well circulated condition but nice specimens are scarce, especially as the Oaxaca mint is notorious for poor strike.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.10, Fr-74.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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