Mexico 1754-Mo MF 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 31104 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 2 Escudos 1754 Mo-MF XF45 NGC, Mexico City mint. A well-detailed coin with attractive surfaces and hints of subdued luster throughout. A charming type coin, in unusually fine condition for this rare issue, and a very rare date, missing in Norweb, Gerber and Eliasberg and with no actual sales recorded in Burzio. Ex. Porraz Collection (Ponterio 6/1985, lot 177, for $1,100), 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-10756, KM 126.2, Cal-164.
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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.