Spain 1731-M F 2 escudos

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Aureo sale 261, lot 359
This specimen was lot 359 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €420 (about US$674 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1731. Felipe V. Madrid. F. 2 escudos. Pátina. Rara. MBC. (Philip V (1700-46), two escudos of 1731, Madrid mint. Toned, rare, very fine.)"
Spanish two escudos are somewhat more common than their Latin American counterparts and this issue is no exception. The portrait type was struck in Madrid 1730-34, Seville 1730-42 and extended to the Mexico City mint in 1732. Assayer F and JF are recorded for 1731.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .901 fine gold, .196 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9715, KM 352, Cal. 330.

Sources:

  • 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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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