Mexico 1863-Mo TH escudo

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This specimen was lot 1343 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $253. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. Escudo, 1863 Mo TH. Mexico City. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. A well preserved example of this date and mint, with areas that show remnants of reflectivity, other areas more satiny. Weak on the left wing of the eagle and other areas too, but this is typical of the production of this early time. Clean surfaces, minor circulation hairlines. About Uncirculated." The Mexico City mint struck this type 1825-69 and this date is priced by the SCWC as a common issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 379.5, Fr-97.

Source:

  • [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.

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