1814 Mexico Gold 8 Escudos Mint Error NGC XF 45

$9,113.00 USD

The Mexico Gold 8 Escudos Mint Error, graded as NGC XF 45, is a coin of unique historical and numismatic interest. Minted during the colonial period, these coins were part of the Spanish monetary system in the New World, representing the wealth and economic power derived from the rich gold mines of Mexico. The 8 Escudos, also known as a "Doubloon," was a substantial denomination used in significant transactions and international trade.

The obverse of the Mexico Gold 8 Escudos typically features a portrait of the reigning Spanish monarch at the time of minting, surrounded by inscriptions denoting the monarch's name and titles. The detailed craftsmanship of the portrait reflects the artistic standards and the influence of Spanish rule in colonial Mexico.

The reverse side usually 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 symbols signify Spain's imperial reach and maritime dominance. The NGC XF 45 (Extremely Fine) grade indicates that the coin has light wear on the high points but retains much of its original detail and luster. The presence of a mint error adds to the coin's uniqueness and appeal, making the Mexico Gold 8 Escudos Mint Error a highly desirable piece for collectors, combining historical significance with a fascinating numismatic anomaly.