Mexico 1872/1-Ho PR 8 escudos

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Stack's Bowers 2014 ANA sale, lot 1278
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This specimen was lot 1277 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1872/1-HoPR. NGC EF-45. Horizontal 'O' above 'H' in mintmark." The Hermosillo mint struck eight escudos 1863-73; most of the dates are available in well circulated condition but nice specimens are scarce. The Hermosillo mint continued striking eight escudos after the other mints had ceased; the 1873-Ho is the last ever issued of the denomination.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-73; KM-383.8.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.
  • 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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