Mexico 1854-Do CP 1/2 escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23306
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This specimen was lot 23306 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 1/2 Escudo, 1854-DoCP. Durango Mint. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Pleasing for the grade with a good strike and attractive coloration. The sole certified example at PCGS. A VERY RARE date according to Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic 1823-1873 by Richard Long." The Durango mint struck half escudos 1833-38, 1843-55, 1859-64 and is generally considered a common mint tho many dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-111; KM-378.1.


  • [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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