Mexico 1862-Go YE 2 escudos

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 3151
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This specimen was lot 3151 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 Escudos, 1862-GoYE. NGC MS-61. Pleasing flashy example from the final year for type at Guanajuato. Bold strike with a touch of weakness at very centers as is not uncommon. Toned an eye catching red-orange with strong luster beaming out of the unfettered surfaces. Great eye appeal." Altho Guanajuato was a substantial producer of gold, its output of two escudos was limited and most dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-93; KM-380.5.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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