Costa Rica 1828-CR F 4 escudos

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Goldberg sale 62, lot 3460
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles
This specimen was lot 3460 in Goldberg sale 62 (Beverly Hills, February 2010), where it sold for $10,062.50. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Costa Rica. 4 Escudos, 1828-CR-F. Radiant sun face over row of volcanos. Reverse: Tree on foliate ground, value on either side. Nicer than the grade indicates. Rare. PCGS graded AU-58."
This type, listed by the SCWC under the Central American Republic, was minted in Costa Rica 1828-37 and in Guatemala 1824-25 (KM 8). All are rare and expensive.

Recorded mintage: .

Specification: 13.54 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-2; KM-16 (Cen.A.Rep).


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 62: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Gurdian, Raul, Contribucion al Estudio de las Monedas de Costa Rica: 100 Años de Colon, 2a Ed., San José, Costa Rica, 1997.

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