Mexico 1853/1-C CE 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 21571
Mexico 1853C 8 escudos rev Heritage 3010-21571.jpg

This specimen was lot 21571 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1853/1C-CE, AU53 NGC, lightly toned and lustrous, very little wear evident. The 3/1 overdate is bold. From the Don Benito Collection of Hispanic Gold." The Culiacan mint struck eight escudos 1846-70 and most dates are reasonably available.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.2.

Source:

  • [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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