Mexico 1754-Mo MF escudo
This specimen was lot 30855 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VI gold Escudo 1754 Mo-MF, XF45 NGC. The second of the Ferdinand VI sub-types, without the denomination 1-S on either side of the shield on the reverse. Minimally abraded, this coin is well-struck, and has glossy surfaces." 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.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .100 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10707, KM 115.2, Fr-20.
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