Guatemala 1847-NG B 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 24446
Guatemala 1847 2 escudos rev H3030-24446.jpg

This specimen was lot 24446 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $5,581.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Central American Republic gold 2 Escudos 1847 NG-B, AU50 NGC. Rather dull surfaces, but only light wear and no flaws. Extremely rare date/assayer combination with only two confirmed examples. Unlisted in KM and all other references. This and the 1834-M are the two rarest pieces in this outstanding group. A once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the keys to this rare series. Ex. Mike Dunigan (10/1994 for $3,500). From The Isaac Rudman Collection of Guatemala Coins." This date is not listed in the SCWC. 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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.

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