Mexico 1862-Mo CH 2 escudos

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This specimen was lot 1314 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $276. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 2 Escudos, 1862 Mo CH. Mexico City. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Satiny gold color from being cleaned with an abrasive, but sharply struck on the obverse and reverse. A formidable rarity in all grades, seldom offered or seen, this is likely one of the best to survive of the issue, as noted in Richard A Long's Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic 1823-1873. Strong Extremely Fine." Mexico City is a common mint for two escudos but many dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 380.7, Fr-87.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • 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.
  • Rollo, J. Robert, Two Escudos of the Republic of Mexico, 1825-1870, A Study of Die Varieties, Kerrville, TX: 2007.

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