Costa Rica 1828-CR F 1/2 escudo

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Ponterio sale 161, lot 21080
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 21080 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] 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.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Gurdian, Raul, Contribucion al Estudio de las Monedas de Costa Rica: 100 Años de Colon, 2a Ed., San José, Costa Rica, 1997.
  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011.

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