1812 Mexico Gold 8 Escudos NGC AU 58

$4,658.00 USD

The Mexico Gold 8 Escudos, graded as NGC AU 58, is a coin of significant historical and numismatic value. Minted during the Spanish colonial period, these coins were a major component of the Spanish monetary system in the Americas, reflecting the immense wealth generated from the gold mines of Mexico. The 8 Escudos, also known as a "Doubloon," was a substantial denomination used in large transactions and international trade, signifying both economic and political power.

The obverse of the Mexico Gold 8 Escudos typically features a detailed portrait of the reigning Spanish monarch at the time of minting, surrounded by inscriptions denoting the monarch's name and titles. This side of the coin highlights the high level of artistry and craftsmanship characteristic of the period, representing the influence of Spanish rule in colonial Mexico.

The reverse side generally displays the Spanish coat of arms, incorporating heraldic symbols such as castles, lions, and the Pillars of Hercules with the motto "Plus Ultra" (More Beyond). These elements symbolize Spain's imperial reach and maritime prowess. The NGC AU 58 (Almost Uncirculated) grade indicates that the coin is in excellent condition, with only slight wear visible on the highest points. This grade retains much of the coin’s original luster and detail, making the Mexico Gold 8 Escudos a highly desirable piece for collectors and investors, showcasing its historical and economic significance.