Mexico 1835-Do RM escudo

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photo courtesy Stack's
Mexico 1835Do escudo rev Stacks 110-1321.jpg
This specimen was lot 1321 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $977.50. The catalog description[1] noted,
"MEXICO. Republic. Escudo, 1835 Do RM. Durango. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Light yellow-gold surfaces with moderate abrasions from circulation. The strike is decent, with clear centers and most of the lettering is well defined. The 5 is repunched high with a trace of a thin flag above, and possibly a 4 beneath as the outer curve of the 5 is very thick, shows considerable hand engraving on the die which is frankly indistinct on the present example. A formidable rarity in any grade, with just 2 auction appearances noted in two generations by specialist Richard A. Long. About Extremely Fine."
Durango, which struck this type 1832-64, is a fairly available mint for one escudos tho many dates, such as this one, are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 379.1, Fr.99.


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

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