Mexico 1827-Mo JM 1/2 escudo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1827Mo medio escudo rev DSLR.jpg

The specimen shown is one of a series struck 1825-69 at Mexico City. Long[1] notes this date as rather rare, commenting, "a somewhat indistinct 7/6 appears on some coins...this may be the outline of a plug in the die." The specimen shown has a repunched "2" with a possible "7/6."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .047 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 378.5.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.

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