Mexico 1870-C CE 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31242
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This specimen was lot 31242 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $5,581.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1870 C-CE MS63 NGC, Culiacan mint. Choice Mint State, very lustrous and well struck with only faint roughness on the planchet on the obverse. This beautiful example would be very difficult to improve, even as a type coin. Currently the highest graded piece by two grades by NGC. Ex. Millenia collection. From The Law Collection." The Culiacan mint struck eight escudos for Mexico 1846-70 and most dates are reasonably available but are seldom seen in this quality.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM383.2, Fr-66.

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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