Mexico 1834-Do RM escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71226
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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 535

The first specimen was lot 71226 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Escudo, 1834-DoRM. NGC MS-62. SCARCE date. Only 3 examples graded at NGC, all in this grade, none at PCGS. Sharp strike with exemplary detail on both sides (the design intricacy on the snake and cactus are amazing) Warm orange toning throughout with strong underlying luster and quite good eye appeal." The second specimen was lot 535 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £240 (about US$372 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted, "Republic, 1 escudo, Durango mint, 1834 RM, very fine to good very fine."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-99; KM-379.1.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
  • [2]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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