Mexico 1743-Mo MF 4 escudos
This specimen was lot 12066 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it did not sell, probably because it was miscatalogued. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. 4 Escudos, 1743-MF. Philip V (1700-46). BOLD VERY FINE+." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type was struck 1732-46 and is the only type featuring the bust of Philip V. The other Latin American mints (Lima, Potosi) were still striking cobs, so the only other mints using this portrait were in Spain proper.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.54 grams, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-9860, Fr-9; KM-135.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.