Mexico 1783-Mo FF 8 escudos
This type was struck 1773-88 at Mexico City. This subtype (struck 1773-85) was .901 fine gold; issues of 1786-88 were only .875 fine. This specimen was lot 122 in Sedwick sale 9 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1783FF, ex: Eliasberg collection. inward-facing initials. Beautifully lustrous AU with hint of toning, well-struck and problem-free except for minor surface hairlines (in fact, we surmise that NGC would say 'AU details, surface hairlines' now, whereas in Eliasberg they put "EF-45"), a very attractive coin in any case, somewhat scarcer than its South American counterparts. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection (lot 3164)."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .901 fine gold, .784 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.9 grams.
Catalog reference: KM-156.2; CT-103.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.