Mexico 1845-Go PM 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71218
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 71218 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $720. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 Escudos, 1845-GoPM. PCGS AU-58. Average strike but with faint orange toning and no distracting marks. Brilliant with soft satin luster and quite attractive." The specimen shown was struck in Guanajuato, one of a type struck irregularly 1845-62. This is a scarce date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-93; KM-380.5.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.
  • Rollo, J. Robert, Two Escudos of the Republic of Mexico, 1825-1870, A Study of Die Varieties, Kerrville, TX: 2007.
  • 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 May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018

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