Mexico (1680-99)-MXo L 4 escudos

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 1234
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This specimen was lot 1234 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 4 Escudos, ND (1680-99)-MxoL. Charles II (1665-1700). NGC AU-55. Jeweled cross on reverse. Full mintmark and assayers letters, well struck for type. Lustrous. From the David O'Harrow Collection. Ex: 1715 Plate Fleet." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type is listed for 1679-1701. Most specimens lack dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-3; KM-54; Cal-type-23.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • 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, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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