Mexico 1769-Mo MF escudo
This specimen was lot 31147 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description noted, "Charles III gold Escudo 1769 Mo-MF AU53 NGC, Mexico City mint. A well detailed coin with strong underlying luster, handsome toning and comparatively few contact marks, including a short scratch to the right of the bust. A scarcer date, missing in Norweb, Gerber and Eliasberg, seldom encountered in this quality, this being the finest of only two examples currently certified examples by NGC. 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: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .099 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 117, Cal-644.
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