Mexico 1798-Mo FM escudo

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Ponterio sale 153, lot 7133
image courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 7133 in Ponterio sale 153 (Baltimore, March 2010), where it sold for $391. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Escudo, 1798-FM. Slightly weak strike. ICG AU-50." Assayer FM is known for the years 1784-1801. All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce but the escudos of Charles IV are among the more available types.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 120, Fr-46.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 153: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • 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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