Mexico 1714-Mo J 2 escudos

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lor 1239
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 1239 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $5,875. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 Escudos, 1714-MoJ. Philip V (1700-46). NGC MS-65. Full date, marks, shield and cross. Lustrous and choice. From the David O'Harrow Collection. Ex: Pittman Collection. Ex: 1715 Plate Fleet." This type was struck 1714-31; this is the only common date (most have no dates).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9672, Fr-7b; KM-53.2; Cal-type-86#350.


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  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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