Mexico 1802-Mo FT 2 escudos

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 139
Shown is an 1802MoFT two escudos, one of a type struck 1791-1808. Assayer FT is recorded for the years 1801-03. This coin was legal tender in the United States, where it was known as a pistole, and would have traded for $3.87. The specimen shown was lot 139 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $1,092.50. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1802FT. Highly lustrous Mint State with lightly hairlined obverse fields, impressively flashy."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.8 grams.

Catalog reference: CT-368; KM-132.

Source:

  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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