Mexico 1849-Go PF 1/2 escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23324
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This specimen was lot 23324 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $336. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1849-GoPF. Guanajuato Mint. PCGS MS-61 Secure Holder. Well detailed with choice surfaces for the grade and attractive orange tone over both sides. Scarce date and the sole certified example at PCGS. Cataloged as a better date in the Standard Catalog of World Coins with a value in MS60 of $775." The Guanajuato mint struck half escudos 1845, 1849-63 and is generally considered a slightly scarce mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-115; KM-378.4.


  • [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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