Mexico 1769-Mo MF 8 escudos

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This specimen was lot 1179 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $8,625. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Carlos III, 1759-1788. 8 Escudos, 1769 Mo MF. Mexico City. Young armored bust r. Rv. Crowned small shield in Collar of the Golden Fleece. A scarce type and date showing pleasing strike and overall detail. Very Fine." This type was struck 1762-71; despite the long span of issue all dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón 12000, KM 155, Fr-29.

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.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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