Mexico 1817-Mo JJ 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3014, lot 31387
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This specimen was lot 31387 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VII gold 2 Escudos 1817 Mo-JJ VF Details (Removed from Jewelry) NGC, Mexico City mint. An affordable example of the type, this evenly-worn example displays smooth surfaces that are consistent with those that have been in jewelry. 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, Cal-235.

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.
  • 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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