Mexico 1800-Mo FM 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31318
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This specimen was lot 31318 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IV gold 4 Escudos 1800 Mo-FM XF45 NGC, Mexico City mint. Partially lustrous and with the expected wear for the designation. A couple of small scratches over the bust are mentioned for accuracy's sake, yet blend in nicely with the attractive toning. Scarce and quite collectible in this preservation. 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-220.


  • [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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