Mexico 1713-Mo J escudo

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31322
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This specimen was lot 31322 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $9,300. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V gold Cob Escudo 1713 Mo-J MS61 NGC, Mexico City mint. Extremely rare, not only because of its denomination, which is far more elusive than the larger ones of the date that were recovered in quantity from the 1715 Plate Fleet shipwreck, but also because the date is fully and clearly placed on the flan, this characteristic almost never encountered on any cob of this era. Bright golden surfaces, without any evidence of wear, further elevates this coin's allure. Truly, a cob collector's dream coin! Ex. Sedwick 13 (5/13 - Lot 24) Selections from the Isaac Rudman Numismatic Cabinet." This specimen is a gold cob escudo struck at Mexico City some years before the conversion to milled coinage. Specimens with clear dates are unusual.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 grams, 0.917 fine gold, 0.099 troy oz AGW, this specimen 17 mm diameter, 3.36 g.

Catalog reference: KM 51.1, Cal-509, Cayón-9525.

Sources:

  • 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, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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.
  • [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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