Mexico 1860-Go PF 2 escudos

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 22724
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This specimen was lot 22724 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 Escudos, 1860-GoPF. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. The date should be closely scrutinized as there appears to be an underdate of some type whether it is a 60/50 or 60/59, PCGS declined to make either distinction on the slab tag. A very attractive example with considerable original luster, some light adjustment marks and light toning in the fields." The Guanajuato mint struck this type in 1845, 1849, 1853, 1856, 1859-60 and 1862. None of its issues are particularly abundant but Guanajuato is probably the fourth commonest mint after Mexico City, Guadalajara and Culiacan.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-93; KM-380.5.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Rollo, J. Robert, Two Escudos of the Republic of Mexico, 1825-1870, A Study of Die Varieties, Kerrville, TX: 2007

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