Mexico 1795-Mo FM 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31313
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This specimen was lot 31313 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IV gold 4 Escudos 1795 Mo-FM AU Details (Obverse Damage) NGC, Mexico City mint. A shiny coin, nearly Uncirculated and showing essentially full mint luster, with a small scrape to the right of the bust defining the designation. Still attractive and unusually sharp for this scarce type. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. The type was struck 1792-1808 and is the most plentiful of all the colonial two escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 144, Cal-215.


  • [1]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.

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