Mexico 1736-Mo MF 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 25387
Mexico 1736 2 escudos rev H3032-25387.jpg

This specimen was lot 25387 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V gold 2 Escudos 1736/5 Mo-MF, Mexico City mint, VF30 NGC. A pleasant coin for the assigned grade with reddish toning on the surfaces. The overdate 6/5 is apparent. The minute dig above the MF initials on the reverse clearly identifies it as the ex F. C. C. Boyd coin (Superior 8/1975, lot 2095). A very decent example of this rare type and date (note that the Gerber example had a mount removed) with an important pedigree." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type was struck 1732-47 and is the only type with the bust of Philip V. The SCWC records a regular date and the overdate for this year without awarding a premium to either. It is too rare to collect by date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9741, Fr-10, KM 124.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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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