Mexico 1741-Mo MF escudo
This specimen was lot 31014 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $517. The catalog description noted, "Philip V gold Escudo 1741 Mo-MF AU Details (Harshly Cleaned) NGC, Mexico City mint. Well detailed with cleaning evidence in the fields and partial luster remaining. A scarce date, missing in Norweb and Eliasberg and represented by a low grade example in Gerber. Quite collectible in this presentation despite the noted defects. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." This is the most common gold coin of Philip V and was struck 1732-47.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .099 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-9602, KM 113, Cal-526.
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- 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.