Mexico 1870-Ho PR 8 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3366
Mexico 1870Ho 8 escudos rev Eliasberg 3366.jpg

This specimen was lot 3366 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $4,830. The catalog description[1] noted, "1870 PR 8 escudos. Hermosillo mint. Types as above. Warm yellow gold with good lustre and slightly reflective fields. Lightly hairlined in the fields but exceptional for this rare issue. NGC MS-62. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." Long[2] notes this date as "the least scarce" of this mint but still hard to find, especially this nice.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .875 fine gold, .76 troy oz AGW, this specimen: 27.01 grams, 35.90 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-73, Calico Onza-1989, KM 383.8.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [2]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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.

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