Guatemala 1846-NG A 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 21274
Guatemala 1846 2 escudos rev Heritage 3010-21274.jpg
Goldberg sale 85, lot 3234
Costa Rica G85-3234r.jpg

The first specimen was lot 21274 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $2,990. The catalog description[1] noted, "Central American Republic gold 2 Escudos 1846A, AU55 NGC, very nicely struck, an attractive example of this popular series with no planchet flaws." This specimen was lot 3234 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[2] noted, "Costa Rica. 2 Escudos, 1846-NG A. Radiant sun face over five mountain peaks. Reverse: Tree on foilate ground, value on either side. Nice reddish toning with underlying luster. NGC graded AU-55." This date is recorded as a slightly better date compared to the 1827 or 1835. The type was struck in Guatemala 1825-47 and occasionally in Costa Rica 1828-50.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.75 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 12 (see Central American Republic), Fr-28.


  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
  • 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.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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