Mexico 1843-Mo MM 1/2 escudo

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from Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 42593
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This specimen was lot 42593 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $141. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1843/3-MoMM. NGC MS-62. A bit off center for strike, but with pristine surfaces and great detail. Deeply toned which adds an additional dimension to the original look of the coin." This specimen was struck at the Mexico City mint in 1843, one of a type issued there 1825-69. Assayer MM is listed for 1842-43 only. This date is common. The SCWC does not mention the repunched date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-378.5, Fr-111.


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  • 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, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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