Mexico 1739-Mo MF 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 31029 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $5,405. The catalog description noted, "Philip V gold 2 Escudos 1739 Mo-MF AU55 NGC, Mexico City mint. A very attractive coin, well struck and highly lustrous with slight high-point friction and a few handling marks defining the grade. A great type coin for the issue, and currently the single certified example by NGC of this rare date, missing in Norweb, Gerber and Eliasberg. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type, the only one showing the bust of Philip V, was struck 1732-47. The years 1732-33 are much scarcer than the rest but none are common.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-9751, Fr-10, KM 124, Cal-365.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
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- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.