Mexico 1848-Ga JG 2 escudos

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11016
Mexico 1848Ga 2 escudos rev Ponterio 169-11016.jpg

This specimen was lot 11016 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 Escudos, 1848/7-GaJG. Called EXTREMELY RARE by Richard Long. Not included in our (Stack's) sale of the Mexico Maxico Collection. Some softness in strike at the centers. ABOUT UNCIRCULATED." Guadalajara issued two escudos 1835-70 with assayer JG recorded for 1836-39, 1842-43 and 1845-63. Most gold from Guadalajara is scarce but two escudos are fairly available.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-91; KM-380.3.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • 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.

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