Mexico 1765-Mo MM 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 209
The specimen shown was lot 209 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 17,000 € (about US$26,394 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos III (1759-1788). 1765/4. México. MM. 8 escudos. Tipo ´cara de rata´. Sin indicación de valor. Insignificantes marquitas. Muy bella. Brillo original. Rara y más así. S/C-. (Charles III, 1759-88, eight escudos of 1765, Mexico City mint, "rat nose" type, without denomination. Tiny nicks, very handsome, original luster, rare, about uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1760-71 and is out of the reach of the average collector. Assayers MM and MF are both listed for 1765 with MF being awarded a premium.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12775 (overdate), KM 155, Cal. 17.


  • 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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