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Live auction - fwo_603522 - MEXICO - REPUBLIC 8 Escudos 1868 Mexico

MEXICO - REPUBLIC 8 Escudos 1868 Mexico XF
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 1 400 €
Maximum bid : 1 400 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 19:03:43
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 8 Escudos
Date: 1868
Mint name / Town : Mexico
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 875 ‰
Diameter : 36,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 27,41 g.
Edge : striée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
L’exemplaire a été nettoyé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. P


Obverse legend : REPUBLICA MEXICANA.
Obverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un cactus, terrassant un serpent entre deux branches composites.
Obverse translation : (République mexicaine).


Reverse legend : LA LIBERTAD EN LA LEY/ * 8E. M°. 1868. P. H. 21 QS *.
Reverse description : Dextrochère, tenant une pique surmontée d'un bonnet phrygien devant le livre de la Loi.
Reverse translation : (La Liberté dans la loi).

Historical background


The reign of Joseph Napoleon is an opportunity for Hispanic America to shake off the Spanish yoke and revolt. The Mexican Revolution began in 1810 and actually lasts until the proclamation of the Republic in 1823. The Treaty of Guadaloupe, May 2, 1848, Mexico gives Texas and California in the United States, nearly half of its territory. Thirty years later, General Porfirio Diaz, who campaigned on the Liberal side against the French intervention in Mexico, took power in 1876 and held until 1911. During these 35 years of dictatorship, the country opened its doors to foreign capital, but the economy is modernizing social inequalities are increasingly large.

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