Mexico 1860-Zs VL 1/2 escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23380
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This specimen was lot 23380 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $360. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1860-ZsVL. Zacatecas Mint. PCGS MS-61 Secure Holder. Crisply detailed with bright orange tone along portions of the edges. The SCARCER of the two 1/2 Escudo dates struck at the Zacatecas Mint." The Zacatecas mint struck this denomination 1860 and 1862 only; fortunately, neither are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .049 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-118; KM-378.6.


  • [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.
  • 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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