Mexico 1849-Go PF 2 escudos

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 543
from the San Dimas collection
Mexico 1849Go 2 escudos rev JS.jpg

This specimen was lot 543 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £280 (about US$434 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic, 2 escudos, Guanajuato mint, 1849 PF, F double-punched, very fine to good very fine." The Guanajuato mint struck this type 1845, 1849, 1853, 1856, 1859-62. None of the dates are common altho overall Guanajuato is a somewhat available mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown but very scarce.

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

Catalog reference: KM 380.5.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • 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.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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