Mexico 1851-Go PF escudo

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 22726
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from the Mountain Groan collection
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The first specimen was lot 22726 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Escudo, 1851-GoPF. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Weak centers as is commonly encountered. Some wear but the legends and periphery are packed with glinting original luster. Mildly toned." The Guanajuato mint is counted as an abundant mint for the one escudo even tho only six dates are known (1845, 1849, 1851, 1853, 1860, 1862).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-103; KM-379.4.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
  • 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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