Mexico 1871-Zs YH 8 escudos

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This specimen was lot 1469 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, 1871 Zs YH Zacatecas. Hand holding cap on pole, book of law. Rv. Eagle on cactus, snake in mouth. Rich amber gold surfaces show minor handling marks from a brief time in circulation. Well struck. Choice Extremely Fine." Zacatecas was a prolific issuer of all denominations of silver but the gold coins are not so common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.11, Fr-75.

Source:

  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.

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