Chile 1749-So J 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 30734
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30734 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $2,160. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 4 Escudos 1749 So-J MS61 NGC, Santiago mint, Incredibly luminous, with strong central detailing on both sides and bold luster at the legends. Challenging to acquire at the Mint State level, and a solid representative as such." The Nuestra Sonora de la Luz treasure rendered this type, heretofore extremely rare, quite available though still expensive for the average collector. All the specimens recovered were dated 1749-51; the other dates (1752-58) remain rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-6, Cayón-10793, KM 2.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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