Mexico 1847/6-Ga JG 2 escudos

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from Sedwick Treasure Auction 21, lot 172

This specimen was lot 172 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $1,086.88. The catalog description[1] noted, "Guadalajara, Mexico, 2 escudos, 1847JG, encapsulated PCGS AU55. Beautifully red-toned and lustrous with minimal marks, boldly struck and fully MS to our eyes." The Guadalajara mint is tied with the Mexico City mint as the most prolific issuer of the two escudos altho many individual dates are rare. The mint issued this 1835-41, 1847-54, 1858-63 and 1870.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-380.3.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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