Mexico 1860-C CE 1/2 escudo

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 31672
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

The Culiacan mint struck half escudos 1848-70 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; most dates are common. This specimen was lot 31672 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 1/2 Escudo 1860 C-CE, MS61 NGC. Nicely struck details with toned luster. Very appealing."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .047 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 378.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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