Mexico 1708-MXo J 8 escudos

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Sedwick sale 27, lot 1

This specimen was lot 1 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 (Winter Park, FL, May 2020), where it sold for $11,900. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (17)08J, NGC MS 61, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). Clear bottom half of date, bold full mintmark oXM, nearly full shield and cross, typically flat and sloping peripheries with blunted points, scarce date (one of only two in the NGC census, the other being MS 63). NGC #5719543-003. From the 1715 Fleet, with original old typewritten yellow tag that says 'Real Eight Cert. #R-43800LM.'" All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type is listed for 1701, 1703, 1708-13. Most specimens lack dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.917 fine gold, this specimen 26.44 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9911, S-M30; KM-57.1; Cal-2204.


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