Mexico 1753-Mo MF 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 232, lot 1255
The specimen shown was lot 1255 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 1,813 euros (about $2,991 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Fernando VI (1746-1759). 1753. México. MF. 8 escudos. Parte de brillo original. Rara. MBC/MBC+. (Ferdinand VI, 1746-59, eight escudos of 1753, Mexico City mint, some luster, rare thus, choice very fine.)
All 8 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 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10880, KM 151, Cal-41.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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