Mexico 1868-Zs YH 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40278
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

The Guanajuato mint struck eight escudos 1825-70 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; most dates are common. This specimen was lot 40278 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Zacatecas. 8 Escudos, 1868-ZsYH. NGC AU-55." The SCWC lists assayer JS as well as assayer YH shown here.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-75; KM-383.11.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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