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1862 8 Escudos Mexico Gold Coin, Mint Durango Do CP. Is this a low mintage coin from this Mint?

I have researched this particular coin and I am wondering if someone could answer the following questions:

1) Is the mintage of this coin low from the Durango Mint? I use free and paid services and cannot find this coin with this mint mark. Several examples from the Guanajuato and a few others from other mints can be found, but not this one.

2) Is there a source where I can find the calculated mintage of Mexican Gold coins.

Thanks in advance.

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2024 9:58AM Answer ✓

    @badlab said:
    I have researched this particular coin and I am wondering if someone could answer the following questions:

    1) Is the mintage of this coin low from the Durango Mint? I use free and paid services and cannot find this coin with this mint mark. Several examples from the Guanajuato and a few others from other mints can be found, but not this one.

    2) Is there a source where I can find the calculated mintage of Mexican Gold coins.

    Thanks in advance.

    Based on the book written by Richard A. Long the 8E 1862 Do CP it is considered extremely rare as for value I cannot help you since extreme rarities are hard to price. He states the known examples range from F condition to 1 known in AU condition. I would get this coin graded by NGC or PCGS since it is extremely rare.

    His book does not mention mintage's.

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,591 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This company has a copy or copies for sale:

    https://worldnumismatics.com/product/gold-coins-of-the-early-mexican-republic-1823-1873-by-richard-a-long-2/

    I have purchased from them a few times over the years always had great service. They are well known in the Latin American coin world.

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  • Insider3Insider3 Posts: 130 ✭✭✭

    Good Luck. None of my references have mintages for the gold coins.

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mintages are almost meaningless. Surviving examples is much more useful information.

    I recommend Richard Long's book "Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic 1823-1873". This book provides charts where the author records all his sightings of each DAM to give approximate rarity.

    I am not going to publicly promote the company that is selling the book, but it is currently available.

    You can also check sold/unsold listings on the various numismatic auction sites.

  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,026 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one too:

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    Mexico, Eight Escudos 1862, Durango Mint, Hand on Book style
    Gold, 37 mm, 26.95 gm

    The coin has circulated quite a bit as evidenced by it's wear and scratches and is interesting to speculate where it has been since 1862.

    :)

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2024 10:03AM

    Is it a C before the P or a G if a G I do not see the coin listed in the book.

    The book was writen over 20 years ago and is the only book I know on the subject. It is possible new examples have come up over those years and the coin may no longer be extremely rare but still rare to very rare.

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  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,026 ✭✭✭✭✭
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