Mexico 1742-Mo MF escudo

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30851
Mexico 1742 escudo rev H3029-30851.jpg

This specimen was lot 30851 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $381.88. The catalog description[1] noted, "Felipe V gold Escudo 1742 Mo-MF, XF Details (Obverse Scratched) NGC. The "Scratched" part of the grade refers to a single scratch in the right obverse field near Philip's mouth. Otherwise the surfaces are free of imperfections and the details bold." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type was struck 1732-47 with the bust of Philip V but despite the lengthy production, it is not common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .100 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9609, Fr-11, KM 113.

Source:

  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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.

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