Mexico 1794-Mo FM 4 escudos
This specimen was lot 21523 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Carlos IIII gold 4 Escudos 1794/3-FM, XF40 NGC, light original patina, a portion of the underlying 3 is visible at the upper right of the 4 in the date. Very scarce denomination. From the Don Benito Collection of Hispanic Gold." This type was struck 1792-1808 and is the most available of Mexican colonial four escudos but, like the smaller two escudos, remains scarce. Assayer FM is noted for the years 1784-1801.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.53 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 144, Fr-44.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.