Mexico 1732-Mo F 8 escudos Fr-6

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31342
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This specimen was lot 31342 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $16,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V gold Cob 8 Escudos 1732/0 Mo-F/R VF35 NGC, Mexico City mint. The very rare final cob date for Philip V, struck on a compact, yet nearly fully rounded flan, with an ideal strike that not only displays the full four-digit date, but also exhibits a prominently centered cross on the reverse. Grade-defining wear has softened some of the design elements, however evidence of what appears to be an '0' shows beneath the final digit in the date, with remnants of a letter visible beneath the 'F' assayer initial as well (although that letter could presumably be either a 'G' or 'R'). For those who collect this series by date, few coins from this amazing selection should be more exciting. Selections from the Isaac Rudman Numismatic Cabinet." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type is listed for 1701-32 and this is the final date for cob coinage. Most specimens lack dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10024, Fr-6, KM 57.2, Cal-120.


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  • [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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