Mexico 1869-Mo CH 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 25323
Mexico 1869Mo 4 escudos rev H3026-25323.jpg
Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 550

The first specimen was lot 25323 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 4 Escudos 1869 Mo-CH, MS62 NGC, an attractive coin with flashy prooflike mint luster, the surfaces show some mild handling, which limits the certified grade. Very scarce quality for this denomination." The second specimen was lot 550 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £1,100 (about US$1,704 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted, "Republic, 4 escudos, Mexico City mint, 1869 CH, extremely fine." The Mexico City mint issued this denomination sporadically 1825-32, 1844, 1850, 1856-63 and 1868-69, with this date listed as common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-86, KM 381.6.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [2]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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