Mexico 1870-Do CP 8 escudos

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This specimen was lot 1229 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 8 Escudos, 1870 Do CP. Durango. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Cleaned with resulting fine hairlines on both sides and remaining bright yellow-gold today. The strike is sharp and the edge has two opposing areas that have shallow filing marks. Trivial planchet cracks seen on the rim only, stress from the force of the strike. In terms of wear, nearly Uncirculated." The Durango mint struck eight escudos 1832-70 and is one of the abundant mints tho less so than Culiacan or Guanajuato; many dates are common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.3, Fr-68.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • 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.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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