Mexico 1862-Zs VL 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 1317 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $299. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 2 Escudos, 1862 Zs VL. Zacatecas. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. A rare date in any grade, but has been mounted and harshly cleaned. Fine." Zacatecas is a rare mint for gold. Only 1860-Zs, 1862-Zs and 1864-Zs are noted for two escudos, all rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 380.8, Fr-96.
- Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
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- 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.