Chile 1762-So J 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23401
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23401 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $9,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III gold 8 Escudos 1762-J, AU55 NGC, first bust type with long curled peruke. A choice example with remarkably sharp details and virtually full mint brilliance. Very rare and desirable in this superior quality." This type was issued 1760-63 only and is rare. Note the use of Ferdinand's bust with Charles' name. With the exception of a hoard of 1750-51 four and eight escudos found some years ago, Chilean gold coinage is rare prior to the 1770's.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12754, KM 20.


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  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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