Mexico 1752-Mo MF 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 30311 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 8 Escudos 1752 Mo-MF XF40 NGC, Mexico City mint. An attractive example of this very scarce gold bust type, a tad weakly struck, but retaining much mint bloom and limited handling marks. This type was the first struck at the Mexico City mint with official Ferdinand VI punches after the rare one-year issues of 1747 showing the imaginary bust of that king." 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]."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 grams, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10875, KM 151, Onza-603.
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