Mexico 1801-Mo FT escudo

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31278
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This specimen was lot 31278 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $3,995. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IV gold Escudo 1801 Mo-FT MS64 NGC, Mexico City mint. Choice Mint State with remarkably clean and bright surfaces, as are expected for this rarely seen designation, and only slight roughness on the bust. A decidedly remarkable type coin for the issue, among the very finest seen by the cataloguer and the finest certified of the date by NGC. Very rare and immensely desirable in this select 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 one escudos. This is the first date of the new assayer FT.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 120, Cal-513.


  • [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.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.

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