Mexico 1757-Mo MM 4 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3135
Mexico 1757Mo 4 escudos rev Eliasberg 3135.jpg

This specimen was lot 3135 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $8,050. The catalog description[1] noted, "1757 MM 4 escudos. Mexico City mint. AU-55 (NGC). Types as above. Medium gold with some reverse lustre, faint horizontal scratches at upper right corner of reverse shield. Scarcely found this nice. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."

This very rare type was struck 1757 and 1759 only and is the last type featuring Ferdinand VI, who died in 1759.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 grams, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW. This specimen: 13.51 grams, 30.10 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10824, KM 139, Fr-22.

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.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.

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