Mexico 1847-GC MP 1/2 escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23319
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This specimen was lot 23319 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1847-GCMP. Guadalupe y Calvo Mint. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Tied with one other example at NGC as finest graded of the date. Attractively detailed through the devices with satiny luster in the fields and few visible marks."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-114; KM-378.3.

Source:

  • [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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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