Mexico 1733-Mo F 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31022
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This specimen was lot 31022 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $21,150. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V gold 2 Escudos 1733/2 Mo-F MS62 NGC, Mexico City mint. Brilliant Mint State and attractive for the assigned grade with fully lustrous surfaces and only a few scattered surface contact marks preventing a higher designation. Another extremely rare date for the type, missing in Norweb, Gerber, Eliasberg and in the Banco de Mexico collection. One of only three confirmed examples by the cataloguer, currently the only example certified by NGC and in all probability, the finest extant as a better preserved example would be difficult to envision. Vastly desirable in this select quality, a well-pedigreed little jewel worthy of the most refined cabinet of Spanish Colonial gold. Ex. Caballero de las Yndias Collection (Aureo 4/2009, lot 340 for E14,868), From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type, the only one showing the bust of Philip V, was struck 1732-47. The years 1732-33 are much scarcer than the rest but none are common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.76 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9729, Fr-10, KM 124, Cal-357.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, 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.
  • 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.

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