Mexico 1839-Go PJ 4 escudos

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 1271
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This specimen was lot 1271 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 4 Escudos, 1839-GoPJ. NGC MS-62. Nice strike. Lustrous and very attractive." Guanajuato is the most available mint for this scarce denomination. The SCWC notes this as a better date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .875 fine gold, .381 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-83; KM-381.4.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.
  • 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.

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