Mexico 1848-C CE escudo

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This specimen was lot 1329 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,902.50. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. Republic. Escudo, 1848 C CE. Culiacan. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. An attractive coin with light evidence of circulation, a decent planchet with just one small flake missing from the upper obverse on the rim, and copper traces in the lettering. Only a few of this date and mint have been offered through the decades at public auctions. Choice Extremely Fine."
The Culiacan mint struck this type 1846-70 and this date is priced by the SCWC only 25% higher than a common Mexico City issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 379, Fr-98.


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