Mexico 1863/1-Ga JG 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31213
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This specimen was lot 31213 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $4,112.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 2 Escudos 1863/1 Ga-JG MS65 NGC, Guadalajara mint. Gem Brilliant Uncirculated, and among the very finest seen of the date and type by the cataloguer. An outstanding type coin that is currently the finest certified example by NGC by three full grades and should draw serious attention. From The FoxLair Collection." Guadalajara, along with Mexico City, was the major producer of gold two escudos. Culiacan and Guanajuato, both major emitters of gold, concentrated on other denominations.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 380.3, Fr-91.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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