Mexico 1767-Mo MF 4 escudos
This specimen was lot 31207 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $6,462.50. The catalog description noted, "Charles III gold 4 Escudos 1767 Mo-MF VF Details (Rim Filing) NGC, Mexico City mint, Pleasingly colored and detailed, albeit probably removed from a ring bezel at one time, with typical jewelry surface quality. Extremely rare with three confirmed specimens, the finer being the VF-XF ex-Caballero de las Yndias coin (Aureo 4/2009, lot 396 hammered at E15,000). Another example of an incredibly rare date, most desirable despite the aforementioned issues. 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: 13.53 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-12596, KM 141, Cal-323.
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