Starting Price: 3750 USD
Price realized: 5500 USD
ECUADOR. 1843-MVS 8 Escudos. Quito mint. KM-23.2. AU Detail - Scratch (PCGS).
Frosty and lustrous medium yellow gold with excellent visual appeal. A planchet cutting defect is noted atop of DEL on the reverse, but the scratch seen by PCGS appears to be the pair of thin hairline scratches that cross between the mountains on the reverse. Ideally centered and very attractive, a nice example of this elusive issue.
From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins.
From William "Foxy" Steinberg, February 1973.
Estimate: $7500.00- $15000.00