Mexico 1811/0-Mo HJ escudo

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Eliasberg lot 3224
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another specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 3224 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $632.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "1811/0 HJ 1 escudo. Mexico City mint. AU-55 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous medium gold. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type was struck 1809, 1811 and 1812 only and is much scarcer than the preceding escudo of Charles IV (KM 120) and the succeeding type with the standard bust (KM 122). All known specimens of the 1811 are overdates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW. This specimen: 3.34 grams, 18.20 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 121, Fr-49.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.

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