Costa Rica 1842-MM escudo
This specimen was lot 24125 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $2,990. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold Escudo 1842-MM, XF Details NGC (mount removed), variety with EST. A sharply struck example of this rare type with good eye appeal, mount trace at the top on both sides. Ex: Eliasberg Collection. The surfaces are lightly burnished and display some fine scratches, but this is a very collectable piece." This type, struck in 1842 only, comes in two varieties. The other (KM 33.2) is listed as 3.1 g.
Recorded mintage: 10,000.
Specification: 3 g, .875 fine gold, .084 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 33.1.
- 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.
- Gurdian, Raul, Contribucion al Estudio de las Monedas de Costa Rica: 100 Años de Colon, 2a Ed., San José, Costa Rica, 1997.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.