Mexico 1756-Mo MM escudo
The first specimen was lot 3133 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $920. The catalog description noted, "1756 MM 1 escudo. Mexico City mint. AU-53 (NGC). Types as above. Medium gold, short scratch between R and E of REX. Rather worn for the assigned grade but very nice looking. From B. Max Mehl’s sale of the Thomas W. Voetter Collection, January 1943, Lot 9."
All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type was struck 1752-56 and is the second of three types featuring Ferdinand VI, who died in 1759.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .100 troy oz AGW. The first specimen: 3.32 grams, 17.70 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10716, Fr-20, KM 115.2.
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