Mexico 1798-Mo FM 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31316
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This specimen was lot 31316 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IV gold 4 Escudos 1798/7 Mo-FM XF40 NGC, Mexico City mint, With slightly more high-point wear than the previous lot, as expected for the assigned grade, with incipient orange-hued toning. The clear overdate, albeit unlisted in Calico, is in fact common. Scarce and quite collectible in this preservation. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. The type was struck 1792-1808 and is the most plentiful of all the colonial four escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 144, cf. Cal-218 (unlisted overdate).


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.

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