Mexico 1765-Mo MF 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31177
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31177 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $5,875. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles III gold 2 Escudos 1765 Mo-MF XF40 NGC, Mexico City mint, Choice for the designation with gorgeous old toning including quite striking magenta hues, good detail throughout and unusually attractive surfaces. A more attractive piece in this very scarce technical grade for the type would be hard to imagine! The nicest example of the date noted by the cataloguer, and the only one currently listed in NGC's population report. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type, the second showing the "rat nose" bust of Charles III, was struck 1762-71 only. Despite the extended years of production, it is very scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-12403, KM 129, Cal-466.

Source:

  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
  • 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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