Mexico 1750-Mo MF escudo

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31087
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This specimen was lot 31087 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $5,170. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VI gold Escudo 1750 Mo-MF AU55 NGC, Mexico City mint. A lustrous and well detailed coin, with slight high-point friction defining the designation, only scattered unoffensive contact marks and strong luster in the fields. Rare and very desirable in this charming quality; quite a remarkable representative for this very scarce issue. 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 "1 S" was dropped from the reverse.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .099 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10698, KM 115.1, Cal-215.


  • 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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