Mexico 1859-Do CP escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23265
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This specimen was lot 23265 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Escudo, 1859-DoCP. Durango Mint. PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. Nicely detailed for the grade with orange tone around the edges. A RARE date." The Durango mint produced one escudos 1832-38, 1846, 1850-55, 1859-64. Some dates are fairly common but this is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-99; KM-379.1.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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