Mexico 1857-Go PF 1/2 escudo

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This specimen was lot 1358 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $299. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. ½ Escudo, 1857 Go PF. Guanajuato. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Well struck with attractive light yellow-gold surfaces. About Uncirculated." The Guanajuato mint struck half escudos 1845 and 1849-63 and is considered a common mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 378.4, Fr-115.

Source:

  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • 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.
  • 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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