Mexico 1801-Mo FM 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 243, lot 807
This specimen was lot 807 in Aureo y Calicó sale 243 (Barcelona, April 2012), where it sold for 2,200 € (about $3,324 including buyer's fees). The catalog[1] noted,
"1801. Carlos IV. México. FM. 8 escudos. Bellísima. Brillo original. Muy rara así. EBC+. (eight escudos of 1801, 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. Assayer FT also appears for 1801; neither is awarded a premium.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 159, Cal. 53.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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