Mexico 1790-Mo FM 8 escudos KM-157

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11009
Mexico 1790 8 escudos rev Ponterio 169-11009.jpg

This specimen was lot 11009 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1790-MoFM. 'CAROL IV', bust of Charles III. PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder." This type was struck 1789-90 only. The 1790 is also known with the king's name spelled "CAROLUS IIII" (see KM 158).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-37; KM-157.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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