1812年墨西哥费迪南德七世4埃斯库多 NGC AU 55
MEXICO. War of Independence. 4 Escudos, 1812. Guadalajara Mint. Ferdinand VII. NGC AU-55. Fr-51; KM-147; Cal-Type 402 # 1693; Cayon-16317; Grove-1998. The single finest certified of the type on the NGC population report. An INCREDABLY RARE one-year type with only about four examples known and only two of them certified.
A nicely preserved and attractive representative of the type exhibiting a bold strike and clear design features with signs of handling consistent for the grade. Lovely light sunset hued patina radiates from the devices with pale golden color in the open areas and atop of the devices offering a very pleasing appearance.
This heavily sought after and significant type is one of the most desirable gold issues from the entire colonial Mexico series, not to mention having only a singular year of issuance during the turbulent war of independence. With so few documented survivors, the present example believed my most scholars to be the finest known of the type, many view these issues as uncollectable and out of reach.
The opportunity to acquire such an impressive numismatic treasure does not present itself often and as such serious consideration should be taken by advanced collectors looking for completion. The fact that this sale offers four of the five Guadalajara gold types from a single collector is a feat not many have achieved and in all reality may not occur again for many years. </em> From the Las Colinas Collection.