Mexico 1838-Go PJ 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 41, lot 4726
Mexico 1838Go 4 escudos rev Goldberg 4726.jpg

This specimen was lot 4726 in in Goldberg sale 41 (Beverly Hills, May 2007), where it sold for $5,750. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Escudos, 1838/7-Go PJ. Republic. Eagle with snake on cactus facing right. Reverse: Hand holding Liberty cap on pole in front of open book of constitution. This choice example with satiny luster and lovely old-time yellow-gold tone fits in the best of collections. NGC graded MS-64." This date is noted as common but like all eight escudos, rare in this quality.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-72; KM-383.7.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 41: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2007.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [2]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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