Mexico 1842-Ga JG 1/2 escudo

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 21378
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This specimen was lot 21378 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $4,080. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1842-GaJG. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. An attractive example of this VERY RARE date with bright gold surfaces that showcase impressive detail over the hand and book and eagle motifs. The only example thus far graded by PCGS or NGC with no ungraded appearances in archived auction records. An important opportunity for the specialist." A half escudo of the Guadalajara mint, which struck this denomination 1825-61.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .049 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-113; KM-378.2.


  • 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.
  • [1]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.

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