Mexico 1746-Mo MF 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 25285
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25285 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $18,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "Outstanding Mint State 8 Escudos: Felipe V gold 8 Escudos 1746-MF, MS62 PCGS, fully brilliant and most attractive with faint handling in the obverse fields. The details on both sides are well-struck and the surfaces are blemish-free. Very rare in mint state and this coin has exceptional eye appeal." 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 It superseded the gold cobs previously minted.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-10086, 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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