Mexico 1736-Mo MF 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 25281
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25281 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $4,887.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Felipe V gold 8 Escudos 1736-MF, XF45 NGC, lightly toned with luster in the legends, very little wear evident on the bust. A handsome example of this early type and date." 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-10044, KM 148, Fr-8.

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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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