Chile 1756-So J 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 1335 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $4140. The catalog description noted, "1756/5 J 8 escudos. Santiago mint. MS-60 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous medium gold, tiny obverse scuff near king's chin, two small areas of smoothing within reverse legend. This date is called 'rara' (rare) in Calico. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." The 1756 was one of a series struck 1750-58 at Santiago, Chile. A hoard of doubloons of Ferdinand VI was discovered in Uruguay some years ago, rendering the type much more available, but the coins recovered were all dated 1750-51. This date remains very rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW. This specimen: 27.03 grams, 33.90 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10899 (overdate), KM 3, Fr-5, Calico Onza-650.
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