Argentinean gold eight escudos auctions for $18,000 at Heritage

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2015-06-26 13:36:09

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Argentinean gold eight escudos auctions for $18,000 at Heritage

The Argentinean gold eight escudos piece led a selection from the Eric P Newman collection

A gold eight escudos minted in the Argentinean province of La Rioja has sold for $18,212 at Heritage Auctions - leading part IIIof the Eric P Newman collection.

Dating to circa 1831-1832, the uncirculated coin features an exceptional strike twinned with a bold lustre.

La Rioja escudos ArgentinaThe eight escudos piece was minted in the Argentinean province of La Rioja in the early 1830s

It was produced in a local mint 15 years after Argentina had declared independence from Spain - one of a number of mints established due to the impracticality of maintaining a central government before the state's infrastructure was fully developed.

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