Mexico 1799-Mo FM escudo

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Ponterio sale 153, lot 7134
image courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 7134 in Ponterio sale 153 (Baltimore, March 2010), where it sold for $517.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Escudo, 1799-FM. Slightly weak strike. NGC AU-55." Assayer FM is known for the years 1784-1801. All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce but the escudos of Charles IV are among the more available types.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-14075, KM 120, Fr-46.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 153: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • 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.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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