Mexico 1842-Mo MM 1/2 escudo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was struck at the Mexico City mint in 1844, one of a type issued there 1825-69. Assayer MM is listed for 1842-43 only. This date is common. Assayer ML also exists for 1842.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 378.5, Fr-111.

Source:

  • 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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