Mexico 1853-Go PF 2 escudos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen shown was struck in Guanajuato, one of a type struck irregularly 1845-62. Long[1] claims only three are known to exist; there are probably a few more. The author notes one die marriage. Two escudos as a group are nearly as scarce as the four escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 380.5.

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.
  • Rollo, J. Robert, Two Escudos of the Republic of Mexico, 1825-1870, A Study of Die Varieties, Kerrville, TX: 2007.
  • 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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