Mexico 1867-O AE 8 escudos

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photo courtesy Stack's
Mexico 1867O 8 escudos rev Stacks 110-1298.jpg
This specimen was lot 1298 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $2,760. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. Republic. 8 Escudos, 1867 O AE. Oaxaca. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. A frosty and lustrous example that barely circulated. The strike is average with some central softness and shallow adjustment marks are seen on the eagle's breast. Reflective bright yellow-gold surfaces with minimal signs of handling. Tiny edge mark over LA. Scarce, especially so this attractive. Choice About Uncirculated."
The Oaxaca mint struck eight escudos 1858-69; most of the dates are available in well circulated condition but nice specimens are scarce, especially as the Oaxaca mint is notorious for poor strike.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 383.10, Fr.74.

Source:

  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • 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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