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    The Earliest Known 4 Escudos of Mexico
    The Calico Plate Coin

    Charles II gold Cob 4 Escudos 1680 MXo-L VF30 NGC, Mexico City mint, KM54, Cal-101. 26.2mm/13.4g. Well-centered on both sides, displaying a clear 'MXo' mintmark and 'L' assayer initial as well as a fully legible denomination, displayed as 'IIIII' (the denomination reading 5 instead of 4 appears to be an error in the die and not the result of doubling, but more die study is needed to be definitive), and 'II' ordinal of Charles II. Most importantly, all four digits of the date, the earliest known for any Mexican gold coin other than the unique 1679 escudo, remain sharp and well-formed. Even wear determines the grade, with some reddish-brown debris within portions of the design recesses. Rare as a date, but extremely rare in this state, and possibly unique with a full date. One of the rarest types in the Mexican colonial gold series and of great historical importance as item of immense desirability.
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