Mexico 1857-Ga JG escudo

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Goldberg sale 103, lot 2514
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 2514 in Goldberg sale 103 (Los Angeles, February 2018), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 1 Escudo, 1857-Ga JG. Hand on book. Lovely mint brilliance. Only specimen graded. NGC graded MS-63." The Guadalajara mint struck this type 1825-35, 1842-60; the SCWC prices this date only slightly higher than a common Mexico City issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-101; KM-379.2.


  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 103: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.

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