Mexico 1800-Mo FM 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 243, lot 806
This specimen was lot 806 in Aureo y Calicó sale 243 (Barcelona, April 2012), where it sold for 1,800 € (about $2,719 including buyer's fees). The catalog[1] noted,
"1800. Carlos IV. México. FM. 8 escudos. Bellísima. Brillo original. Muy rara así. EBC+. (eight escudos of 1800, Mexico mint. Very nice, orignal luster, rare thus, choice extremely fine.)"
It is one of a series minted 1792-1808 during the reign of Charles IV. The date is common, assayer FM is recorded for 1784-1801.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold; this specimen: 27.01 grams.

Catalog reference: KM 159, Cal. 52.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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