Mexico 1848-GC MP escudo

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 22973
Mexico 1848GC escudo rev Heritage 3010-22973.jpg

This specimen was lot 22973 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $276. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold Escudo 1848 Gc-MP, AU. Significant planchet crack and some corrosion noted. Scarce Guadalupe y Calvo, (GC), mint and quite lustrous." This specimen was struck at the Guadalupe y Calvo mint 1844-51; the SCWC prices this date only 75% higher than a common Mexico City issue but it is very scarce. Long[2] noted in his census only half as many one escudos from this mint as half escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 379.3.


  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [2]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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