Mexico 1833-Do RM/RL 1/2 escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23291
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This specimen was lot 23291 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $630. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1833-DoRM/RL. Durango Mint. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Mostly yellow gold colored with soft rose highlights on the highpoints. The first date for this mint and tied for the finest graded at PCGS and NGC." The Durango mint struck half escudos 1833-38, 1843-55, 1859-64 and is generally considered a common mint tho many dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-111; KM-378.1.


  • [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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.

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