Mexico 1862/1-Go YE 1/2 escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23333
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This specimen was lot 23333 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $240. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1862/1-GoYE. Guanajuato Mint. PCGS MS-61 Secure Holder. Pleasing quality, possessing bright tone over the surfaces and bold dentilation at the edges that attractively frames the central designs. The finest graded example of this date at PCGS." The Guanajuato mint struck half escudos 1845, 1849-63 and is generally considered a slightly scarce mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .049 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-115; KM-378.4.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
  • 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.

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