Mexico 1834-Ga FS escudo

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This specimen was lot 1328 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $322. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. Republic. Escudo, 1834 Ga FS. Guadalajara. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. A rather pleasing example of this extremely rare date with smooth wear, minor central striking weakness but the surfaces are clean. The few reported to exist all show striking softness, and this one is certainly one of the finer examples to exist of this date and mint. Very Fine."
The Guadalajara mint struck this type 1825-26, 1829-31, 1834-35, 1842-43, 1847-52, 1856-60; the SCWC prices this date only 25% higher than a common Mexico City issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 379.2, Fr-101.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • 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.

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