Mexico 1870/60-Ca MM 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 31588
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This specimen was lot 31588 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $3,120. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1870/60 Ca-MM MS61 NGC, Chihuahua mint. A charming example of this ten-year overdate type, somewhat soft in the centers but otherwise with sharp detail and appealing aurous luster. Thoroughly pleasing when viewed in-hand." The specimen shown is one of a series struck 1841-71 at the Chihuahua mint. That mint struck mostly eight reales and eight escudos. The other denominations struck, the silver 1/4, 1/2, 1 and 2 reales, are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .875 fine gold, .76 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-67; KM-383.1.


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  • 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.
  • 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 World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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