Mexico 1833-Do RM escudo

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 3150
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This specimen was lot 3150 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Escudo, 1833-DoRM/RL. NGC MS-64. Impressive uncirculated piece with a crisp strike showing a touch of weakness to the centers as normally encountered. Over assayer is clear. Silken unfettered surfaces throughout with full mint bloom and mild orange toning. Tied with one example of the overdate variety as the finest certified example for the year. Attractive glowing luster and quite attractive." Durango, which struck this type 1832-64, is a fairly available mint for one escudos tho many dates, such as this one, are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-99; KM-379.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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