Mexico 1775-Mo FM 2 escudos
This specimen is one of a type struck 1773-76 during the reign of Charles III. This type has an inverted mintmark and assayer. All Mexican colonial two escudos are scarce; the catalog accords a slight premium to this type over the later issues of 1777-88 which have a fineness of 875 thousandths.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .901 fine gold, .196 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 130.2.
- 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.