Costa Rica 1864-JB 1/2 escudo
This specimen was lot 3486 in Goldberg sale 62 (Beverly Hills, February 2010), where it sold for $368. The catalog description noted, "Costa Rica. ½ Escudo, 1864-JB. Arms of the Republic. Reverse: Indian woman leaning against column. Last year of issue and scarce. NGC graded AU-50." The type is noted for 1850-55 and 1864. Well struck specimens are very rare.
Recorded mintage: 9,018.
Specification: 1.60 g, .875 fine gold, .0450 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-10; KM-97.
- 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.
- 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.