Mexico 1751-Mo MF 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 196
The specimen shown was lot 196 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 4,000 € (about US$6,210 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Fernando VI (1746-1759). 1751/0. México. MF. 8 escudos. Segundo busto. Golpecitos. Parte de brillo original. Precioso color. Rara y más así. EBC-/EBC. (Ferdinand VI, 1746-59, eight escudos of 1751, Mexico City mint, second bust. Some nicks, partial luster, nice color, rare, extremely fine.)"
All eight escudos of this king are rare and expensive. The reverse motto, "NOMINA MAGNA SEQUOR," is Latin for "I follow a great name [Philip V]."

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10867, Fr-17, KM 150, Cal. 38, Cal.Onza 601.

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 Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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