Mexico 1791-Mo FM 2 escudos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type with the bust of Charles IV was struck in Mexico 1791-1808 and is the most available of Mexican colonial two escudos but is still scarce. Assayer FM is recorded for 1784-1801. Most specimens are in poor shape.

Recorded mintage: unknown but the 1791 is given a slight premium.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW. This specimen: 6.73 grams, 23.30 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 132, Fr-45.


  • 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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