Mexico 1792-Mo FM escudo
This specimen was lot 31269 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $329. The catalog description noted, "Charles IV gold Escudo 1792 Mo-FM VF25 NGC, Mexico City mint. The first year in the series with somewhat softly-struck central devices and some visible reverse adjustment marks. Even so, a lovely example with plenty of appeal. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This date is the first to use the new punches of Charles IV. The type was struck 1792-1808 and is the most plentiful of all the colonial gold minors (half, one, two and four escudos).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 120, Cal-504.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
- 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.