Mexico 1854-Mo GC 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 22327
Mexico 1854Mo 8 escudos rev Heritage 3021-22327.jpg

The specimen shown is a middle date of a series struck 1824-69 at the Mexico City mint. That mint struck all denominations, silver, gold and copper. This date is common, tho many dates are rare. Assayer GC is also known for 1848-54. This specimen was lot 22327 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1854/44 Mo-GC, XF. Bold overdate, with no egregious flaws. A scarcer overdate issue." Overdate 1854/3 is also listed for the year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-72, KM 383.9.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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