Mexico 1745-Mo MF 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 31057
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31057 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip V gold 4 Escudos 1745 Mo-MF AU Details (Removed from Jewelry) NGC, Mexico City mint. Well detailed and partially lustrous, yet removed from a ring mount and with the typical jewelry surfaces. A much scarcer date of the type, also represented by mounted examples in the Norweb and Eliasberg collections, and missing in the Gerber group. The specialist will note that no non-details graded examples of this date are currently certified by NGC. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." The SCWC lists this type for 1732-46 and does not mention the 1747.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9862, KM 135, Cal-251, Fr-9.


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  • [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.

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