Mexico 1770-Mo MF 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31182
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31182 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles III gold 2 Escudos 1770 Mo-MF VF35 NGC, Mexico City mint. Attractive for the assigned grade with even wear and pleasant old toning over the present handling marks. A rare date of the type - one of the very few missing in the Banco de Mexico collection - and a well above-average example of the type. Quite desirable in this preservation and much superior to the recently auctioned Ex. Newman coin (Heritage 1/2014, lot 30865). 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: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 129, Cal-471.

Source:

  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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