Mexico 1743-Mo MF 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3016, lot 24680
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24680 in Heritage sale 3016 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $10,580. The catalog description[1] noted, "Felipe V gold 8 Escudos 1743-MF, AU58 NGC, a beautiful coin and extremely nice for the grade with lots of flashy peripheral luster, strong strike and full details on the king's hair. Rarely seen in this exceptional quality." This eight escudos was one of a series struck in Mexico 1732-47 during the reign of Philip V (1700-1746). It superseded the gold cobs previously minted.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10068, KM 148, Fr-8.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3016, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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