Mexico 1863/57-Mo CH/GF 1/2 escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71237
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This specimen was lot 71237 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $480. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1863-MoCH. NGC MS-64. 1863/57 overdate which is very clear on the 6/5, and which also exhibits a CH/GF over-assayer (Overdate and overassayer not noted on NGC label). Second finest certified at NGC or PCGS. Quite attractive with silky luster, a prime example for the variety specialist." This overdate with this overassayer is the sole issue listed for Mexico City for the year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-107; KM-378.5.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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