Mexico 1849-GC MP escudo

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from the San Dimas Collection
Mexico 1849GC escudo rev JS.jpg

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[1] 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.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]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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