Mexico 1755-Mo MM 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 31105 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $8,812.50. The catalog description noted, "Finest Seen of Type. Ferdinand VI gold 2 Escudos 1755 Mo-MM AU58 NGC, Mexico City mint. Borderline Mint State and attractive for the designation, with only scant high-point friction per the grade, substantially lustrous surfaces that only show mild scattered surface abrasions, and delicate old toning throughout. A coin with great eye-appeal, the finest seen of this very scarce type by the cataloguer, and currently the single highest certified of the type by NGC. Vastly desirable in this very rare and most engaging preservation and likely unsurpassable as a representative of the issue. 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-10759, KM 126.2, Cal-165.
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- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.