Mexico 1736-Mo MF 4 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 165
The specimen shown was lot 165 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 2,200 € (about US$3,416 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Felipe V (1700-1746). 1736. México. MF. 4 escudos. Bella. Parte de brillo original. Rara y más así. MBC+/EBC-. (Philip V (1700-46), four escudos of 1736, Mexico City mint. Handsome, partial luster, rare, about extremely fine.)"
All four escudos of this king are rare and expensive. This type was struck 1732-46 and is the only type featuring the bust of Philip V. The other Latin American mints (Lima, Potosi) were still striking cobs, so the only other mints using this portrait were in Spain proper.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9848, KM 135, Cal. 242.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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