Mexico 1808-Mo TH 2 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3214
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This specimen was lot 3214 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $2,530. The catalog description[1] noted, "1808 TH 2 escudos. Mexico City mint. MS-63 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous medium gold with good eye appeal. A fine example. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type, struck 1795-1808, is not common but is more available than issues of Charles III or Ferdinand VII.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW. This specimen: 6.77 grams, 22.60 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Cayón-14306, KM 132, Fr-45.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [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.
  • 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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