Mexico 1760-Mo MM 2 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3142
Mexico 1760Mo 2 escudos rev Eliasberg 3142.jpg

This specimen was lot 3142 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $4,140. The catalog description[1] noted, "1760 MM 2 escudos. Mexico City mint. EF-40 (NGC). Types as above. Medium gold, tiny cut on rim at 3:00 relative to the obverse that is visible from both sides, otherwise choice for the level of wear. A rare type on this denomination as well. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."

All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. This type was struck 1760-61 only and is the scarcest type with the bust of Charles III.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW. This specimen: 6.76 grams, 22.30 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12379, Fr-27, KM 128.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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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