Mexico 1751-Mo MF escudo

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31088
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This specimen was lot 31088 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $587.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VI gold Escudo 1751 Mo-MF VF Details (Bent) NGC, Mexico City mint. The flan is slightly bent, but the no uneven wear patterns are evident. A very scarce and underrated date of the date, missing in Norweb, Gerber and Eliasberg, and essentially as elusive as the 1749, for which no examples are currently listed in NGC's 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 "1 S" was dropped from the reverse.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-10701, Fr-20, KM 115.1, Cal-216.


  • 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.
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  • 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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