Mexico 1810-Mo HJ 4 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3220
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimens shown are 1810Mo four escudos with an imaginary bust of Ferdinand VII. The type was struck 1810-12. The second specimen was lot 3220 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $4255. The catalog description[1] noted, "1810 HJ 4 escudos. Mexico City mint. AU-53 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous yellow gold, a few little rim nicks noted on each side, natural rim flaw beneath mintmark, a few hairlines. Nearly Mint State and lovely, with nearly complete lustre and reflective surfaces. An exemplary specimen of this scarce denomination. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .875 fine gold; the Eliasberg specimen is 13.52 grams, 30.40 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 145, Fr-48.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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