Mexico 1852-Mo GC 1/2 escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23360
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This specimen was lot 23360 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $168. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1852-MoGC. Mexico City Mint. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. No actual wear is seen, but central incompleteness in the design and luster that is subdued by tone contributes to the grade." The Mexico City mint struck half escudos 1825-63 and 1868-69 and is the most common mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-107; KM-378.5.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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