Mexico 1839-Mo ML 1/2 escudo
This specimen was lot 23348 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1839-MoML. Mexico City Mint. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. Sharply struck with bright surfaces. RARE date, only 2 examples have been certified by PCGS and NGC combined. Tied with one example at NGC for the finest graded of the date." The Mexico City mint struck half escudos 1825-63 and 1868-69 and is the most common mint.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .049 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-107; KM-378.5.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
- 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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
- 1839-GA ½ real
- 1839-MO ½ real
- 1839-GO 2 reales
- 1839-ZS 2 reales
- 1839-GO 4 reales
- 1839-GA JG 8 reales
- 1839-CA 8 reales
- 1839-GA MC 8 reales
- 1839-GO 8 reales
- 1839-PI 8 reales
- 1839-ZS 8 reales
- 1839-GA 2 escudos
- 1839-GO 4 escudos
- 1839-DO 8 escudos
- 1840-MO ½ escudo
- Coins and currency dated 1839
- return to Mexican imperial and republican coinage, 1822-1905