Mexico 1850/40-Ga JG 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31206
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This specimen was lot 31206 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 2 Escudos 1850/40 Ga-JG AU55 NGC, Guadalajara mint. An attractive specimen of this scarce date (Long: "scarce to rare") with essentially unflawed surfaces and only slight friction evidence on the higher points. From The FoxLair Collection." Guadalajara struck two escudos 1835-41, 1847-63 and 1870 and is the second commonest mint after Mexico City. No regular dates are recorded for 1850.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 380.3, Fr-91.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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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