Mexico 1861/0-Ga JG 2 escudos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1861Ga 2 escudos rev DSLR.jpg
close up of the date

The specimen shown was struck in Guadalajara, which issued this type 1835-70. Rollo[1] notes this date as "relatively common," and claims that the reported 1861/0 and 1861/59 overdates are actually the same blundered date from a die that may have originally been an 1858. The author notes one die marriage. The dispersal of a small hoard makes this one of the few dates available in nice condition. Two escudos as a group are nearly as scarce as the four escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 380.3.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • [1]Rollo, J. Robert, Two Escudos of the Republic of Mexico, 1825-1870, A Study of Die Varieties, Kerrville, TX: 2007.
  • 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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