Mexico 1871/61-Ca MM 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 21570
Mexico 1871Ca 8 escudos rev Heritage 3010-21570.jpg

This specimen was lot 21570 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,610. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1871/61Ca-MM, AU55 NGC, a nice lustrous piece with strong features on both sides. From the Don Benito Collection of Hispanic Gold." The Chihuahua mint struck eight escudos 1841-71; most of the dates are available in well circulated condition but nice specimens are scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.1.


  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
  • 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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.

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