Mexico 1842-Mo ML 1/2 escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23352
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This specimen was lot 23352 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $204 The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1842-MoML. Mexico City Mint. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Pale golden colored with a dash of orange tone on the highpoints. A VERY SCARCE date with this ML Assayer. Only 3 examples have been certified by PCGS and NGC combined." The Mexico City mint struck half escudos 1825-63 and 1868-69 and is the most common mint. Assayer MM also exists for 1842 and is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-107; KM-378.5.


  • [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.
  • 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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