Mexico 1853/1-C CE escudo

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This specimen was lot 1320 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $517.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. Escudo, 1853/1 C CE. Culiacan. Hand inscribing law book with quill and Liberty Cap. Rv. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Moderate planchet crack splits the two upper berries on the right branch, traces of lustre and pleasing yellow-gold color. Planchet flakes below the arm, softly struck centers. Extremely Fine." The Culiacan mint struck this type 1846-70 and this date is priced by the SCWC 50% higher than a common Mexico City issue. No normal date is listed.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 379, Fr-98.


  • [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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