Mexico 1790-Mo FM 4 escudos Fr-42

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Eliasberg lot 3178
Mexico 1790 4 escudos rev Eliasberg AN27517134-rz.jpg

This specimen was lot 3178 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $2,990. The catalog description[1] noted, "1790 FM 4 escudos. Mexico City mint. EF-45 (NGC). Type as above/arms, legends, assayer, and mintmark around. Medium yellow gold. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.47 grams, 30.30 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 143.2, Fr-42.

Source:

  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.

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