Mexico 1860-Zs VL escudo

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Heritage sale 3010, part of lot 22972
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was part of lot 22972 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), which sold for $402.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 1/2 & 1 Escudo Coins, ...Escudo 1860/59, Zs-VL, XF, obverse scratch. Both comes show some remaining luster." The Zacatecas mint struck this type 1853, 1860 and 1862 and this date is priced by the SCWC about 35% higher than a common issue such as 1825-Mo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-106, KM 379.6.

Source:

  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
  • 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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