Mexico 1797-Mo FM 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31315
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This specimen was lot 31315 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IV gold 4 Escudos 1797 Mo-FM AU50 NGC, Mexico City mint. Similar to the previous in terms of luster, yet with a tad more high-point wear than the previous lot, which defines the designation. Also very scarce in this quality. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins."All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. The type was struck 1792-1808 and is the most plentiful of all the colonial four escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 144, Cal-217.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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