Mexico 1734-Mo MF 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 261, lot 362
This specimen was lot 362 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €1,300 (about US$2,086 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1734. Felipe V. México. MF. 8 escudos. Sirvió como joya. Rara. (MBC-). (Philip V (1700-46), eight escudos of 1734, Mexico mint. Rare, removed from jewelry, about very fine.)"
This type is listed for 1732-47 and is the first milled eight escudos of Mexico. It is not particularly rare but is in high demand, so it is expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-10035, KM 148, Fr-8, Cal. 125.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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