Mexico 1846-GC MP escudo

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from Sedwick Treasure Auction 21, lot 174

This specimen was lot 174 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $4,993.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Guadalupe y Calvo, Mexico, 1 escudo, 1846/4MP, very rare, unlisted overdate. Lightly polished XF+, bold strike except for eagle's breast, clear overdate that is unlisted anywhere to our knowledge. On page 151 of Richard Long's comprehensive book on Mexican Republic gold (2004), the 1E 1846 GC MP is described as 'so extremely rare that we have recorded just one private sale and no public sales,' with the additional comment that 'no overdates are noted.' The present coin may be the 'XF-AU ex jewelry' specimen listed by Long as having sold privately in 1986 for $500." The SCWC notes that this mint issued this denomination 1844-51 with no dates warranting a premium. The overdate is not listed therein.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.29 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-379.3.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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