Mexico 1769-Mo MF 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30864
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 30864 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,232.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III gold 2 Escudos 1769 Mo-MF, VF30 NGC. A second example of the elusive "Rat Nose' type. Well struck, with even wear and no serious flaws. A nice example of this very scarce type." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type was struck 1762-71 yet, despite the many years of production, is so rare many major collections lack an example.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-12418, Fr-31, KM 129.


  • 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.
  • [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.
  • 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.

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