Mexico 1854-C CE 1/2 escudo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1854C medio escudo rev DSLR.jpg

The specimen shown is from the Culiacan mint, which struck half escudos 1848 and 1853-70 and is considered a common mint. The "Sonoran" eagle is distinctive to the mints of Guadalupe y Calvo and Culiacan.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 378, Fr-115.

Source:

  • 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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