1 Escudo - Carlos IV

1 Escudo - Carlos IV - obverse1 Escudo - Carlos IV - reverse

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Issuer Mexico
King Charles IV (1788-1808)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1789-1790
Value 1 Escudo (16)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Gold (.875)
Weight 3.3834 g
Diameter 18.69 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 53726
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 119
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.


Carlos 3rd armored bust looking right. Surrounded by legend and date at bottom.

NOTE: Uses old Carlos 3rd die.

Script: Latin

CAROL * IV * D * G *

Translation: Carlos 4th King of Spain and the Indies by the grace of God


Crowned shield surrounded by chain and on the outer ring legend, mint mark and assayer's initials upright.

Script: Latin

Lettering: IN UTROQ FELIX * A * D

Translation: With happiness in both under the look of God

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
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Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 31549
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 1790 FM AU
(NGC AU53)
USD 2640.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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