1 Escudo - Carlos III

1 Escudo - Carlos III -  obverse1 Escudo - Carlos III -  reverse

© Banco de Mexico

Features

Issuer Mexico
King Charles III (1759-1788)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1772-1784
Value 1 Escudo (16)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Gold (.901)
Weight 3.3834 g
Diameter 17.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 53723
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 118
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Carlos 3rd armored bust looking right. Surrounded with legend and date at bottom. Mint mark and initials are inverted for 118.2 and upright for 118.1.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
HISP * ET IND * R
CAROL * III * D * G

Translation: Carlos 3rd King of Spain and the Indies by the grace of God

Reverse

Crowned shield flanked by value surrounded with chain, on exterior ring legend, mint and assayer's initials.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
IN UTRUQ FELIX * A * D
1 S
Mo MF

Translation: With happiness in both under the look of God

Comments

KM#118.2 With initials and Mint mark inverted.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1772 FM KM#118.1
1772 MF KM#118.1
1773 FM KM#118.1
1773 FM KM#118.2
1774 FM KM#118.2
1775 FM KM#118.2
1776 FM KM#118.2
1777 FM KM#118.2
1778 FF KM#118.2
1779 FF KM#118.2
1780 FF KM#118.2
1781 FF KM#118.2
1782 FF KM#118.2
1783 FF KM#118.2 Over-date variety 1783 over 1782 exists.
1784 FF KM#118.2 All 1784 are over-dates on 1783 and some have overlapping initials FM over FF.

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos III
Heritage Auctions
2020 April 24 - 27 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Dallas 3083
Lot 32644
Internet Archive
Apr 24, 2020 1773 FM – KM#118.1 AU
(NGC AU55)
USD 720.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos III
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232127
Lot 62566
Internet Archive
Jul 7, 2021 1775 FM – KM#118.2 AU
(NGC AU55)
USD 780.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos III
Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 31541
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 1776 FM – KM#118.2 AU
(NGC AU55)
USD 2100.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos IIIPicture 1 of a sold 1 Escudo - Carlos III
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232127
Lot 62565
Internet Archive
Jul 7, 2021 Undetermined XF
(NGC XF40)
USD 750.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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