Mexico 1844/33-Do RM 1/2 escudo

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photo courtesy Stack's
Mexico 1844Do medio escudo rev Stacks 110-1349.jpg
This specimen was lot 1349 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,150. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. Republic. ½ Escudo, 1844/33 Do RM. Durango. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. A very rare issue in all grades, the present example has a boldly repunched date, strong definition on the hand and law book and only the eagle's chest shows minor softness in the strike although the feathers are all outlined. Clean surfaces, pleasing yellow-gold color throughout. About Uncirculated."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 378.1, Fr-111.

Source:

  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • 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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