Mexico 1861-Mo CH 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31232
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This specimen was lot 31232 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $940. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 4 Escudos 1861 Mo-CH XF40 NGC, Mexico City mint. Another very scarce date in a pleasant, unflawed and relatively high condition. Also missing in the Gerber, Norweb and Eliasberg groups and decidedly elusive. From The FoxLair Collection." The Mexico City mint issued this denomination sporadically 1825-32, 1844, 1850, 1856-63 and 1868-69, with this date listed as common for the type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 381.6, Fr-77.


  • 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 Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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