Mexico 1863-Go PF 1/2 escudo

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Goldberg sale 106, lot 1824
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This specimen was lot 1824 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $150. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. ½ Escudo, 1863-Go PF. Hand on book. PCGS graded AU-53." The Guanajuato mint struck half escudos 1845, 1849-63 and many dates are common tho this one is scarce. This strike is so crude as appear to be counterfeit but it made it into a holder.

Recorded mintage: unknown, including assayer YF.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .047 tory oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-115; KM-378.4.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 106: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 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.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.

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