Mexico 1757-Mo MM 2 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 192
The specimen shown was lot 192 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 3,700 € (about US$5,744 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Fernando VI (1746-1759). 1757. México. MM. 2 escudos. Tercer busto, con armadura. Sin indicación de valor. Muy bella. Parte de brillo original. Rara y más así. EBC+. (Ferdinand VI, 1746-59, two escudos of 1757, Mexico City mint, third, armored bust, without denomination. Very handsome, some luster, rare, choice extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1757 and 1759 in Mexico City and is the rarest of the three types of two escudos of Ferdinand VI.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10768, KM 127, Cal. 168.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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