1848-Mo GC 1/2 Escudo "Hand on book" Republic NGC MS62
The coin is nearly fully struck displaying incredible original luster. This piece may be on of only 3 known in uncirculated condition. Listed as Extremely RARE in the Richard Long book, which further states only two specimens known to him in Mint State and both were in museum collections! Extremely RARE The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848. It followed in the wake of the 1845 U.S annexation of Texas, which was not formally recognized by the Mexican government, who disputed the Treaties of Velasco signed by Mexican caudillo President/General Antonio López de Santa Anna after the Texas Revolution a decade earlier. In 1845, newly elected U.S. President James K.Polk, who saw the annexation of Texas as the first step towards a further expansion of the United States, sent troops to the disputed area and a diplomatic mission to Mexico. After Mexican forces attacked U.S.forces, the United States Congress declared war.