Mexico 1835-Go PJ 8 escudos

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 562

This specimen was lot 562 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £900 (about US$1,394 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, 8 escudos, Guanajuato mint, 1835 PJ, surface hairlines, otherwise mint state." This is a common date of a common mint. Guanajuato struck eight escudos 1828-63, 1867-70.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.7, Fr-72.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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