Mexico 1713-MXo J 2 escudos

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Sedwick Treasure auction 26, lot 9

This specimen was lot 9 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (Winter Park, FL, November 2019), where it sold for $3,272.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1713J, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label). Clear bottom half of 1713 date (scarce thus) outside bold oXM and full and bold shield, nearly full (off-center) cross, lustrous and devoid of doubling, in fact tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. From the The John Pullin Collection of Dated Mexican Gold Cobs from the 1715 Fleet. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type is listed for 1702-12. Most specimens lack dates. Note the "MXo" mintmark used only on the gold of this period.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 6.67 g.

Catalog reference: S-M30; KM-53.1; CT-349, Cayón-9668.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 26, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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