Mexico 1847-Go PM 4 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72589
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This specimen was lot 72589 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 4 Escudos, 1847/6-GoPM. NGC VF-35. VERY RARE date." The Guanajuato mint struck four escudos 1829-63 and is one of the abundant mints for that denomination; most surviving four escudos are from this mint. Long notes this date as "extremely rare."[2]

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz ASW, this specimen 13.54 g.

Catalog reference: Fr. 83, KM 381.4.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [2]Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.

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