Mexico 1815-Mo JJ 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 25409
Mexico 1815 2 escudos rev H3032-25409.jpg

This specimen was lot 25409 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VII gold 2 Escudos 1815 Mo-JJ, Mexico City mint, AU55 NGC. Mexico City mint, assayer, "JJ". A most elusive type. 2 Escudos of Ferdinand from this mint are almost never encountered." All dos escudos of Mexico are scarce, the colonial issues more so, and the standard bust issues of Ferdinand VII especially so. A few dozen examples may exist of all dates (1814-20) together.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 134, Fr-55.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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.

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