Mexico 1741-Mo MF 8 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3104
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The 1741MoF eight escudos was one of a series struck 1732-47 during the reign of Philip V (1700-1746). It superseded the gold cobs previously minted. This specimen was lot 3104 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $9,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "1741 MF 8 escudos. Mexico City mint. MS-62 (NGC). Types as above. Bright yellow gold with some peripheral toning on reverse, good lustre, some scattered hairlines, abrasion on A of HISPAN. A sharp and handsome example of the type. This was the date chosen to represent the type in the Karon collection. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW. This specimen: 27.01 grams, 35.90 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10065, KM 148, Fr-8, Calico Onza-437.

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.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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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