Costa Rica 1843-CR M 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 20432 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "Central American Republic gold 2 Escudos 1843-M CR, VF35 PCGS, a very nice example of this elusive date with attractive original toning and traces of luster in the legends." This type is listed for Guatemala for 1825-47 and from Costa Rica for 1828, 1835, 1843 and 1850. This is much the rarest date.
Recorded mintage: 4,482.
Specification: 6.75 g, .875 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 15.
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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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.