Mexico 1803-Mo FT 4 escudos
This specimen was lot 910 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. 4 Escudos, 1803/2-FT. PCGS AU-50." The four escudos is the scarcest Mexican colonial gold denomination. Few can afford to collect this type by date so no date brings a premium. This coin was legal tender in the United States, where it would have traded for $7.75.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.54 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-44; KM-144.
- 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, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.