Mexico 1848-C CE 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31204
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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 540

The first specimen was lot 31204 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 2 Escudos 1848 C-CE AU55 NGC, Culiacan mint. About Uncirculated with scattered handling marks within the confines of the designation. The 8/7 variety, albeit not indicated in the slab. A desirable example from this much scarcer mint for this denomination: both Gerber and Eliasberg lacked a Culiacan 2 Escudos. From The FoxLair Collection." The second specimen was lot 540 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £240 (about US$372 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, 2 escudos, Culiacán mint, 1848 CE, fine and clear." The SCWC notes two escudos from this mint for 1846-48 and 1852-57 and awards little premium to the date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 380, Fr-88.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [2]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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