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[[Image:Mexico 1868Mo 2 escudos obv Heritage 3015-25338.jpg|300px|thumb|Heritage sale 3015, lot 25338]]
 
[[Image:Mexico 1868Mo 2 escudos obv Heritage 3015-25338.jpg|300px|thumb|Heritage sale 3015, lot 25338]]
 
[[Image:Mexico 1868Mo 2 escudos rev Heritage 3015-25338.jpg|300px|thumb|photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries]]
 
[[Image:Mexico 1868Mo 2 escudos rev Heritage 3015-25338.jpg|300px|thumb|photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries]]
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[[Image:MnE104-545 republic-2-escudos-mexico-city-5566999-O.jpg|550px|thumb|Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 545]]
  
This specimen was lot 25338 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $460. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Republic gold 2 Escudos 1868Mo-PH, nice AU-UNC, very sharply struck, lightly cleaned long ago. An attractive example of this scarce denomination." [[Mexico]] City, along with Guadalajara, was the major producer of gold two escudos. Culiacan and Guanajuato, both major emitters of gold, concentrated on other denominations.
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The first specimen was lot 25338 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $460. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Republic gold 2 Escudos 1868Mo-PH, nice AU-UNC, very sharply struck, lightly cleaned long ago. An attractive example of this scarce denomination." The second specimen was lot 545 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £750 (about US$1,162 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[2]</sup> noted, "Republic, 2 escudos, Mexico City mint, 1868 PH, virtually mint state."
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[[Mexico]] City, along with Guadalajara, was the major producer of gold two escudos. Culiacan and Guanajuato, both major emitters of gold, concentrated on other denominations.
  
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown but fairly common.
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown but fairly common.
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* Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, ''Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed.,'' Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.  
 
* Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, ''Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed.,'' Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.  
 
* <sup>[1]</sup>Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, ''Heritage World Coin Auction 3015,'' Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
 
* <sup>[1]</sup>Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, ''Heritage World Coin Auction 3015,'' Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
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* <sup>[2]</sup>Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, ''Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection,'' London: Morton & Eden, 2019.
  
 
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* return to [[Mexican imperial and republican coinage, 1822-1905]]
 
* return to [[Mexican imperial and republican coinage, 1822-1905]]
  
[[Category:Gold coins of Mexico]][[Category:Selections from Heritage sale 3015]]
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[[Category:Gold coins of Mexico]][[Category:Selections from Heritage sale 3015]][[Category:Selections from Morton and Eden sale 104]]

Revision as of 16:38, 18 November 2019

Heritage sale 3015, lot 25338
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 545

The first specimen was lot 25338 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $460. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 2 Escudos 1868Mo-PH, nice AU-UNC, very sharply struck, lightly cleaned long ago. An attractive example of this scarce denomination." The second specimen was lot 545 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £750 (about US$1,162 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted, "Republic, 2 escudos, Mexico City mint, 1868 PH, virtually mint state." Mexico City, along with Guadalajara, was the major producer of gold two escudos. Culiacan and Guanajuato, both major emitters of gold, concentrated on other denominations.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 380.7.

Source:

  • Rollo, J. Robert, Two Escudos of the Republic of Mexico, 1825-1870, A Study of Die Varieties, Kerrville, TX: 2007.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
  • [2]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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