Mexico 1746-Mo MF escudo

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Heritage sale 3016, lot 24678
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24678 in Heritage sale 3016 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] noted, "Felipe V gold Escudo 1746/5-MF, XF40 NGC Eliasberg, lightly toned with luster in the legends and obvious overdate details. Very scarce type and an attractive specimen." This type was struck in Mexico 1732-47 and is not rare tho not cheap.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .100 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9619, Fr-11, KM 113.


  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3016, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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