Mexico 1753/2-Mo MF escudo

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This specimen was lot 1174 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $718.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Fernando VI, 1746-1759. 1 Escudo, 1753/2 Mo MF. Mexico City. Small bust r., tall-letter legend and date. Rv. Crowned shield, NOMINA MAGNA SEQUOR, I Follow Great Names. Full strike. Choice Very Fine. From the Mexico Maxico (Magical Mexico) Collection." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type was struck 1752-56 and is the second of three types featuring Ferdinand VI, who died in 1759. THe SCWC does not award the overdate a premium; the type is too rare for most collectors to collect by date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .100 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-20, KM 115.2, Cayón-10705 (no overdate mentioned).


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