Mexico 1767-Mo MF escudo

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 31647
photo courtesy Heritage Auctions Galleries

This specimen was lot 31647 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III gold Escudo 1767-MF, XF Details (Surface Hairlines) NGC. A bold example of this scarce bust type with soft toning. Though cleaned long ago, the negative effects are now barely noticeable." 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: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .100 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-32. KM 117.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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