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Mexican Eight Escudos – Pieces of 8

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The Mexican gold 8 Escudos, or piece of eight, is very similar to the Spanish 8 Escudos, the only difference in many cases being the mintmark. The issues for Spain usually have a crowned M for the Madrid Mint, whereas the Mexican versions have an Mo monogram for the Mexico City Mint.



Denomination Diameter Weight Alloy Gold Content
8 Escudos 37 27.0674 .9010 0.7840

Key to Table

Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Diameter in millimeters
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Gold Content = Gold content in Troy Ounces.

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