Mexico 1848-Mo GC 1/2 escudo

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 28122
Mexico 1848Mo medio escudo rev Heritage 3024-28122.jpg

This specimen was lot 28122 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $381.88. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 1/2 Escudo 1848 Mo-GC, XF, a lovely example of this diminutive gold type with much luster remaining in the fields." The Mexico City mint struck this type 1825-69 and this date is noted as common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 378.5, Fr-107.

Source:

  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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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