Mexico 1827-Mo JM 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71219
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This specimen was lot 71219 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $384. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 Escudo, 1827/6-Mo JM. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Date slightly weak, but overall a good strike with full snake on eagle's breast. Overdate is clear. A wholesome example with good luster and light attractive tone." This denomination was struck at Mexico City 1825-33, 1841-63, 1868-69 altho the SCWC does not award any date a premium. Both a regular date and the 1827/6 overdate are listed for the year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-87; KM-380.7.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • Rollo, J. Robert, Two Escudos of the Republic of Mexico, 1825-1870, A Study of Die Varieties, Kerrville, TX: 2007.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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