Mexico 1787-Mo FM escudo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Shown is a 1787MoFM escudo, of a type struck in Mexico 1772-1788. The escudos of Charles III come in three types: KM 116, struck 1760-61, KM 117, struck 1762-71 and KM 118, struck 1772-88. KM 118 is further divided into three subtypes; KM 118.1, with inverted assayers' initials, struck 1772-73 only; KM 118.2, struck 1773-84; and KM 118.2a (this type), struck 1785-88 with fineness reduced to 875 thousandths.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 118.2a.


  • 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.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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