Mexico 1814-Mo HJ 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3014, lot 31384
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This specimen was lot 31384 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VII gold 2 Escudos 1814 Mo-HJ AU53 NGC, Mexico City mint. Choice for the designation with gorgeous reddish tone, very slight high-point wear and attractive surface quality. A most pleasing type coin, very scarce to rare in this quality and with a great pedigree. Though listed at E2500 in Calico, this date/assayer initials combination is only scarce in lower grades. On the other hand, the 2 Escudos 1814 Mo-JJ (listed in Calico as #232 with a mundane price of E450) has not been confirmed by the cataloguer and should be considered extremely rare if it indeed exists at all. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." This very scarce type was struck 1814-21 and is usually seen in VF-EF or lower. Jewelry damage is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 134, Calico-231.


  • [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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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