Mexico 1860-Ga JG escudo

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This specimen was lot 1334 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $276. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. Escudo, 1860 Ga JG. Guadalajara. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Bright and lustrous, with a touch of rub on the high points of the design. The centers are softly struck up, common to this issue. Sharp date and peripheral elements. About Uncirculated." The Guadalajara mint struck this type 1825-60; the SCWC prices this date only 25% higher than a common Mexico City issue. The SCWC also lists an 1860/59 overdate.

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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