Mexico 1753-Mo MF 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 31103 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 2 Escudos 1753 Mo-MF VF35 NGC, Mexico City mint. Quite attractive for the grade with decent detail remaining throughout and no distracting flaws worthy of mention. An affordable and wholesome representative of this rare issue, this and the ex-Eliasberg example being the sole specimens currently listed in the census of NGC. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." This type was struck 1752-56 and is the second 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-10753, KM 126.2, Cal-163.
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- 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.