Mexico 1797-Mo FM 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 31294 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $293.75. The catalog description noted, "Charles IV gold 2 Escudos 1797 Mo-FM AU Details (Removed from Jewelry) NGC, Mexico City mint. Featuring a remarkably bold portrait surrounded by bright surfaces that present even wear and moments of darker tone. From The Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins." All Mexican colonial gold may be considered scarce. The type was struck 1791-1808 and is the most plentiful of all the colonial two escudos.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-45, KM 132, Cal-362.
- 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.
- 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.