Mexico 1742-Mo MF 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31033
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1742 2 escudos rev DSLR.jpg

The first specimen was lot 31033 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $940. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V gold 2 Escudos 1742 Mo-MF AU Details (Damaged) NGC, Mexico city mint. Slightly bent planchet, yet well detailed and retaining good mint luster. An affordable example of this rare type, the date also rare and absent from the Norweb, Gerber and Eliasberg groups. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." This rare type is listed for 1732-47.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9762, KM 124, Cal-368, Fr-10.


  • 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]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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