Mexico 1756-Mo MM 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40259
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

Shown is an 1756MoMM "large bust" eight escudos, one of a type struck 1752-56 during the reigh of Ferdinand VI. 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]." This coin was legal tender in the United States, where it was known as a doubloon, and would have traded for $15.50. This specimen was lot 40259 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1756-MM. NGC EF-40. Ferdinand VI (1746-60)."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10896, Fr-17; KM-151.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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