Mexico 1746-Mo MF 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 30306
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This specimen was lot 30306 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V gold 2 Escudos 1746 Mo-MF XF45 NGC, Mexico City mint, An attractive coin, showing good details and with significant remaining luster in the fields. Desirable as a type coin (true Mint State examples of this type are basically unheard of) and a much rarer date than the 'usual' 1744 or 1736." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type was struck 1732-47 and is the only type with the bust of Philip V.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9771, KM 124, Fr-10.

Source:

  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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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