Mexico 1857-C CE escudo

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31203
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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 534

The Culiacan mint struck one escudos 1846-70. The first specimen was lot 31203 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold Escudo 1857/1 C-CE MS61 NGC. Mint State and quite lustrous. A rare date for this type: Long correctly rated the date as 'rare ... only occasionally available' and only could trace a few offerings with the highest grade example being XF. Only two specimens of this elusive coin have been certified by NGC, the other one an AU55 piece. From The FoxLair Collection." The second specimen was lot 534 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £240 (about US$372 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted, "Republic, 1 escudo, Culiacán mint, 1857/1 CE, Sonora eagle, centre weakly struck, extremely fine."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 379, Fr-98.


  • 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.
  • 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, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • [2]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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