Mexico 1750-Mo MF 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 31100 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 2 Escudos 1750 Mo-MF VF25 NGC, Mexico City mint. Attractive for the assigned grade with even wear, rather good detail and no noticeable distracting defects. A rarer date of the type, missing in Norweb, Gerber and Eliasberg, thus clearly elusive in any grade. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." This type was struck 1748-51 and is the first of three types featuring Ferdinand VI, who died in 1759. In 1752, the "2 S" was dropped from the reverse.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10744, KM 126.1, Cal-160.
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- 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.