1746 Gold 2 Escudos NGC AU 53

$7,763.00 USD

The Gold 2 Escudos coin was part of the Spanish colonial currency system used in Mexico during the 18th century. These coins were minted in the Viceroyalty of New Spain, which was a major source of wealth for the Spanish Empire due to its abundant precious metal resources.

The obverse of the 1746 Gold 2 Escudos features the armored bust of King Philip V surrounded by the legend "PHILIP V D G HISPAN ET IND REX," which translates to "Philip V, by the grace of God, King of Spain and the Indies." The reverse displays a crowned shield flanked by the Pillars of Hercules and the legend "VTRAQUE VNUM," representing the union of the Old and New World.