Mexico 1836-Do RM/RL escudo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1836Do escudo rev DSLR.jpg

The specimen shown is one of a series struck 1832-64 at Durango. Long[1] notes this date as the commonest for the mint. All known specimens have the RM/RL overassayer and feature the "French" style eagle unique to the Durango mint. The early thirties represented a busy time for the Durango mint as it struck everything from reales to eight escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 379.1.

Source:

  • 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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