||Republic gold Escudo 1835 GJ-QUITO, KM15, MS62 NGC. A scarce date and the finest thus far certified at NGC, this example has shimmering luster in the obverse fields and a gleaming semi-prooflike appearance on the reverse. As was often the case for the early Republic types of Latin America, quality control at the various mints was inconsistent at best, and the present example serves as an interesting reminder of that fact. In the left obverse field, the remains of an uneven planchet adjustment (as made) can be seen and partially obscures ECUADOR in the legends. A looping lint mark (as made) also resides in the field behind Libertad. Despite these mint-made imperfections few, if any, of the survivors retain this much detail, a fact that surely won't be lost on the specialist.
Realized $8,225.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.