Mexico 1856-Ga JG escudo

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 28533
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 28533 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $163.33. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold Escudo 1856Ga-JG, VF, lightly cleaned with a dig in the obverse field. Scarcer Guadalajara mint issue." The Guadalajara mint struck this type 1825-60; the SCWC prices this date only 25% higher than a common Mexico City issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 379.2.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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