Mexico 1863-Mo CH 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 25429
Mexico 1863Mo 4 escudos rev H3032-25429.jpg

This specimen was lot 25429 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 4 Escudos 1863 Mo-CH, Mexico City mint, MS61 NGC. Mint State albeit handling marks account for the assigned grade. Softly struck in the centers, as are all examples recorded in Long. A scarce type now difficult to locate in this grade." 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-86.

Source:

  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • 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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