Mexico 1706-MXo J escudo

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31318
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This specimen was lot 31318 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V gold Cob Escudo 1706 MXo-J AU58 NGC, Mexico City mint. Despite the window of visible detail on the obverse being small, the 'MXo' mintmark and 'J' assayer is sharp and the final two digits of the date, an '06', become apparent upon close inspection. Amazingly, the reverse cross is nearly full. Unlisted as a date in the Calico and Standard Catalog of World Coin references; extremely rare. 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.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9503, Fr-7c; KM 51.1, Cal-Type 105 (Unlisted Date).


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  • 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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