Mexico 1759-Mo MM escudo

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Eliasberg lot 3139
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 3139 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $805. The catalog description[1] noted, "1759 MM 1 escudo. EF-40 (NGC). Types as above. Medium gold with some deeper highlights. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type, the last showing the bust of Ferdinand VI, was struck 1757 and 1759 only. The succeeding types feature king Charles III.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .100 troy oz AGW. This specimen: 3.31 grams, 17.20 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10729, Fr-24, KM A116.


  • [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.
  • 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.

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