Mexico 1704-MXo L escudo

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31317
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This specimen was lot 31317 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,280. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V gold Cob Escudo 1704 MXo-L MS61 NGC, Mexico City mint. Possessing a partial shield and nearly full cross with the '04' in the date being entirely on flan. Clearly Mint State with bright luster over the surfaces and no visible wear. Rare with a determinable date. Selections from the Isaac Rudman Numismatic Cabinet." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type is listed for 1702-12. Most specimens lack dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .100 troy oz AGW, this specimen 16.5 mm diameter, 3.4 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9498, Fr-7c; KM 51.1, Cal-501.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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