Mexico 1744-Mo MF 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31056
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31056 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V gold 4 Escudos 1744 Mo-MF VF25 NGC, Mexico City mint. A wholesome representative of this scarcer date of the type, quite appealing for the grade with even wear and handling marks well within the confines of the designation. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." The SCWC lists this type for 1732-46 and does not mention the 1747.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9861, KM 135, Cal-250, Fr-9.

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.
  • 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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