Mexico 1835-Ga FS 2 escudos

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This specimen was lot 1309 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $322. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 2 Escudos, 1835 Ga FS. Guadalajara. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Wheat gold surfaces show hairlines under magnification. A scarce date, this specimen shows some central softness on the reverse. Extremely Fine." Guadalajara, though a scarce mint for eight escudos, is the most common mint for two escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 380.3, Fr-91.

Source:

  • [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.
  • Rollo, J. Robert, Two Escudos of the Republic of Mexico, 1825-1870, A Study of Die Varieties, Kerrville, TX: 2007.

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