8 Escudos, Mexico, 1843

Description (Brief):

One (1) 8 escudo coin

Description (Brief)

Mexico, 1843

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: A book, an arm, and a liberty cap

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: LA LIBERTAD ET LA LEY 1843

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: An eagle with wings spread grips a snake in its mouth over a patch of cactus

Description (Brief)


Date Made: 1843

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Mexico: Chihuahua, Chihuahua

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Estate of Josiah K. Lilly

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.68.159.1446Accession Number: 283645Catalog Number: 68.159.1446

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall metal)0 (overall die axis)0 (overall die axis measurement)struck (overall production method)Measurements: overall: .2 cm x 3.6 cm; 3/32 in x 1 13/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-76a2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1113839

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.