Mexico 1800-Mo FM escudo

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31277
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This specimen was lot 31277 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IV gold Escudo 1800 Mo-FM AU58 NGC, Mexico City mint. With rose-tinged luster and an impressively strong reverse motif. Very light handling keeps this piece from a finer designation. 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 one escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 120, Cal-511.

Source:

  • [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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