Argentina 1824-RA 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 1002 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $2990. The catalog description noted, "1824 DS 2 escudos. Rioja mint. AU-50 (NGC). Types as above. Medium gold with deeper highlights. Well struck and finely detailed, hairline planchet crack left of 6:00 on reverse. A rare type in desirable grade. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."
This type was struck 1824-26 and, like most Argentine gold coins, is very rare.
Specification: 6.75 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW; this specimen 6.82 grams, 22.90 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-5, KM 19.1.
- 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.
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
- 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.