Mexico 1848-Do RM 1/2 escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23301
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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23302
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The first specimen was lot 23301 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $120. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1848/6-DoRM. Durango Mint. PCGS Genuine--Damage, AU Details Secure Holder. Several scratches and what appears to be an attempted puncture mark are the reasons for the "detail" grade." The second specimen was lot 23302 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $336. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1848-DoRM. Durango Mint. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Briefly circulated with charming orange gold tone over both sides. Tied with one other example for the finest certified at PCGS or NGC." The Durango mint struck half escudos 1833-38, 1843-55, 1859-64 and is generally considered a common mint tho many dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-111; KM-378.1.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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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