Mexico 1833-Go MJ 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 24680
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 24680 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 4 Escudos 1833 Go-MJ, Guanajuato mint, AU53 NGC. The rarest denomination to find in attractive grade for this classic hand on book type. This is also a rare date, rated as Extremely Rare by Long, who reported only coins up to the XF-AU grade in his census." Guanajuato is the most available mint for this scarce denomination but many individual dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .875 fine gold, .381 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-83; KM-381.4.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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.

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