Mexico 1834/3-Do RM 1/2 escudo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1834Do half escudo rev 600.jpg

The specimen shown is one of a series struck 1833-64 at Durango. Long[1] notes this date as scarce but not rare, showing up about half as often as the 1836. All known specimens are either 1834/1 or 1834/3 and feature the "French" style eagle unique to the Durango mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 378.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.

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