Mexico 1751-Mo MF 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31101
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This specimen was lot 31101 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 2 Escudos 1751 Mo-MF VF25 NGC, Mexico City mint. A decent, unflawed example of the final date for the subtype with the denomination flanking the shield on the reverse. A very rare date (despite Calico's rating), missing in Norweb, Gerber and Eliasberg and for which Burzio could not list any actual offerings, this being the single example listed in the current NGC census. 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-10747, KM 126.1, Cal-161.


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  • [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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