Chile 1842-So IJ 2 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 1398
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the same specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 1398 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $373.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "1842 IJ 2 escudos. Santiago mint. EF-45 (NGC). Types as above. Medium gold, with some lustre remaining. Purchased from Mortimer Hammel, April 15, 1945." This type was struck 1839-45 in small numbers and was succeeded by a refined standing liberty design (KM 102.2) 1846-51.

Recorded mintage: 2,986.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .189 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 6.71 grams, 23.00 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 102.1, Fr-43.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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