Mexico 1814-Mo HJ escudo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1814 escudo rev DSLR.jpg

The specimen shown is one of a series struck 1814-20 at Mexico City during the reign of Ferdinand VII, the last king of Spain to rule in America. The reverse legend, "IN.UTROQ.FELIX.A.D.," is an abbreviated form of "IN UTROQUE FELIX AUSPICE DEO," Latin for "Successful in both [worlds] by the favor of God." The 1814 is fairly available; the other dates are all rare. Many survivors show jewelry damage.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .047 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 122.

Source:

  • 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.

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