Mexico 1733/2-Mo F 4 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3087
Mexico 1733 4 escudos rev Eliasberg AN87132052-rz.jpg
This specimen was lot 3087 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $6,325. The catalog description[1] noted,
"1733/2 F 4 escudos. Mexico City mint. EF-45 (NGC). Types as above. Medium gold, planchet flaw on rim at 3:00 on obverse as struck, otherwise fairly undisturbed. Overdate details plainly evident, overdate for this rare issue not mentioned in Krause-Mishler and as a date the issue is rare enough to be unpriced. A very nice example of this rarity, another early Felipe V issue missing from most collections. Purchased from Mortimer Hammel, April 1945."

This type was struck 1732-46 and is the only type featuring the bust of Philip V. The years 1732-33 are so rare as to be unpriced in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 grams, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW. This specimen: 13.38 grams, 30.8 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9839, KM 135, Fr-9.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.

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