Mexico 1859/7-Ga JG escudo

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This specimen was lot 1333 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $402.50. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. Republic. Escudo, 1859/7 Ga JG. Guadalajara. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. An attractive coin that retains a fair amount of reflectivity but the strike is quite blunt at the peripheral lettering in areas, other portions sharp. Pleasing surfaces and orange-gold in color. Scarce, but not rare as a date. About Uncirculated."
The Guadalajara mint struck this type 1825-60; the SCWC prices this date only 25% higher than a common Mexico City issue. No normal date is listed.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 379.2, Fr-101.


  • [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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