Costa Rica 1828-CR F 1/2 escudo
This specimen was lot 21080 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "COSTA RICA. 1/2 Escudo, 1828-CR F. NGC MS-63." This type was struck in Costa Rica 1828 and 1843-49; the 1846 is the most common date.
Recorded mintage: 4,435.
Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .047 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 13.1 (listed under Central American Republic), Fr-5.
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- Gurdian, Raul, Contribucion al Estudio de las Monedas de Costa Rica: 100 Años de Colon, 2a Ed., San José, Costa Rica, 1997.
- Ponterio, Rick, et al., Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011.