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The F.C.C. Boyd 1736/5 Mexico 2 Escudos of Phillip V

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Mexico. 1736/5-MF 2 escudos. Mexico City mint. Philip V. VF-30 (NGC). A beautiful example of this early milled Mexican 2 escudos, steeped in deep coppery toning that surrounds yellow gold fields and frames the devices and peripheries. Sold as lot 2095 in the 1975 ANA sale by Superior, which included much of Boyd's legendary Mexican gold collection, this piece was acquired by the great Isaac Rudman and has remained off the market until recently. Problem free and very attractive, this piece is more worn than the Eliasberg specimen but doesn't have the significant bruise on Phillip's nose or the obverse scratch that piece had. The overdate is easy to see and other design elements are also bold. Milled gold coinage began in Mexico in 1732. Pieces dated much earlier than this are extremely rare, and any Phillip V portrait 2 escudo is tough to find in any choice condition. This piece's gorgeous toning, great provenance, and choice surfaces make it an ideal type coin to represent this elusive era in Mexican gold coinage.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade VF30
Designation No
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 3717475012

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Mexico. 1736/5-MF 2 escudos. Mexico City mint. Philip V. VF-30 (NGC). A beautiful example of this early milled Mexican 2 escudos, steeped in deep coppery toning that surrounds yellow gold fields and frames the devices and peripheries. Sold as lot 2095 in the 1975 ANA sale by Superior, which included much of Boyd's legendary Mexican gold collection, this piece was acquired by the great Isaac Rudman and has remained off the market until recently. Problem free and very attractive, this piece is more worn than the Eliasberg specimen but doesn't have the significant bruise on Phillip's nose or the obverse scratch that piece had. The overdate is easy to see and other design elements are also bold. Milled gold coinage began in Mexico in 1732. Pieces dated much earlier than this are extremely rare, and any Phillip V portrait 2 escudo is tough to find in any choice condition. This piece's gorgeous toning, great provenance, and choice surfaces make it an ideal type coin to represent this elusive era in Mexican gold coinage.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade VF30
Designation No
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 3717475012

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