Mexico 1743-Mo MF 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31034
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31034 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $5,640. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V gold 2 Escudos 1743/2 Mo-MF AU58 NGC, Mexico City mint. A gorgeous coin, bordering on Uncirculated, with highly lustrous surfaces and very mild high-point friction. The clear overdate is unlisted in both Calico and KM and is probably rarer than the plain date. The date alone is rare and was missing from Norweb, Gerber and Eliasberg. Another superb type coin for this elusive series, virtually unobtainable in this quality. 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-9765, KM 124, Cal-369 (unlisted overdate), Fr-10.


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  • [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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