Mexico 1858-Mo FH 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 31576
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This specimen was lot 31576 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $1,080. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 4 Escudos 1858 Mo-FH AU58 NGC, Mexico City mint. A handsome overall tone with prooflike surfaces and strong luster." The Mexico mint was the second most prolific producer of four escudos but many of its issues are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .875 fine gold, .381 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-77; KM 381.6.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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