Mexico 1860/59-Mo FH 1/2 Escudo

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A half escudo of the Mexico City mint, which struck this denomination 1825-69. Long[1] notes this date as "the second most common of all the 1/2E coins of any mint, behind the extremely common 1825 Mo JM." All known specimens seem to be the overdate, 1860/59.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 378.5.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.

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