Mexico 1857-C CE 1/2 escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale
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This specimen was lot 72609 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $470. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1857-CCE. NGC MS-62. Sharply struck with highly reflective surfaces." Long[2] notes this as a rare date that is occasionally available.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 378.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • 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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