Mexico 1856/4-Mo GF 1/2 escudo

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 25322
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 25322 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $940. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 1/2 Escudo 1856/4 Mo-GF, MS65 NGC, a glittering jewel with sharp features and full mint brilliance, quite rare in this Gem condition." A half escudo of the Mexico City mint, which struck this denomination 1825-69. Long[2] notes this date as common. No regular date is noted, only the overdate.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 378.5, Fr-109.

Source:

  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [2]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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